名不見經傳

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Chinese[edit]

name; (measure word for persons); place (e.g. among winners) (negative prefix); not; no
 
appear; to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview
trad. (名不見經傳) 經傳
simp. (名不见经传) 经传

Etymology[edit]

Literally: a name that does not appear in the Confucian canon

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

名不見經傳

  1. a virtual unknown; a complete unknown; a dark horse