口に蜜あり腹に剣あり

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese: 口密腹劍

Proverb[edit]

口に蜜あり腹に剣あり (hiragana くちにみつありはらにけんあり, romaji kuchi ni mitsu ari hara ni ken ari)

  1. (literally Where there is a mouth of honey, there is a sword in the belly.) Beneath sweet words lurks venom.

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