二君に仕える

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From Literary Chinese 王蠋曰,忠臣不事二君,烈女不更二夫。 in Records of the Grand Historian.

Phrase[edit]

二君に仕える (hiragana にくんにつかえる, rōmaji nikun ni tsukaeru)

  1. serve a second master.
     (ちゅう) (しん) () (くん) (つか)えず
    Chūshin wa nikun ni tsukaezu.
    A loyal subject will not serve a second master.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Commonly used in a negative form.