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雉も鳴かずば撃たれまい
Readings
きじもなかずばうたれまい
kijimonakazubautaremai
Meanings
Expression
avoiding unnecessary talk can prevent disaster falling on one, there is safety in silence, the pheasant would not be shot but for its cries

Kanji
ON: ジ, チKUN: きじ
pheasant

ON: メイKUN: な.く, な.る, な.らす
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk

ON: ゲキKUN: う.つ
beat, attack, defeat, conquer

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