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禍福は糾える縄のごとし禍福は糾える縄の如し禍福はあざなえる縄のごとし禍福はあざなえる縄の如し
Readings
かふくはあざなえるなわのごとし
kafukuhaazanaerunawanogotoshi
Meanings
Expression
fortune and misfortune are intertwined, fortune and misfortune come by turns, good luck and bad luck alternate (like the strands of a rope), good and bad fortune are next-door neighbours

Kanji
ON: KUN: わざわい
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse

ON: フク
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth

ON: キュウKUN: ただ.す
twist, ask, investigate, verify

ON: ジョウKUN: なわ, ただ.す
straw rope, cord

ON: KUN: わざわい
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse

ON: フク
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth

ON: キュウKUN: ただ.す
twist, ask, investigate, verify

ON: ジョウKUN: なわ, ただ.す
straw rope, cord

ON: ジョ, ニョKUN: ごと.し
likeness, like, such as, as if, better, best, equal

ON: KUN: わざわい
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse

ON: フク
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth

ON: ジョウKUN: なわ, ただ.す
straw rope, cord

ON: KUN: わざわい
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse

ON: フク
blessing, fortune, luck, wealth

ON: ジョウKUN: なわ, ただ.す
straw rope, cord

ON: ジョ, ニョKUN: ごと.し
likeness, like, such as, as if, better, best, equal

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