虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Literally, “one may not catch a tiger cub without entering a tiger's lair.” From the Chinese text Book of the Later Han: 不入虎穴,不得虎子. Attributed to Ban Chao.

Proverb[edit]

虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず (hiragana こけつにいらずんばこじをえず, romaji koketsu ni irazunba koji o ezu)

  1. nothing ventured, nothing gained

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