蛇足

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Chinese[edit]

snake; serpent foot; to be sufficient
simp. and trad.
(蛇足)

Etymology[edit]

From the idiom 畫蛇添足画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

蛇足

  1. (figuratively) something superfluous; unnecessary

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
そく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From () (da, snake) + (そく) (soku, foot), literally meaning snake's foot (which is useless).

A contraction of ()()(てん)(そく) (gada tensoku), which is from the Chinese idiom 畫蛇添足画蛇添足 (huàshétiānzú).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(そく) (dasoku

  1. something useless; unnecessary; superfluous

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

蛇足 (sajok) (hangeul 사족)

  1. Hanja form? of 사족 (something superfluous, unnecessary).