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కూపస�?తమండూకమ�?

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  • కూపమ�?, అనగా బావిలో స�?థిర పడ�?డ మండూకమ�?, అనగా కప�?ప.

    Literally, a frog in the well who, figuratively, is so inward-looking that s/he doesn't know much about the outside world.

    Similar to, or perhaps derived from, the Chinese chengyu about a frog and a turtle, composed by the ancient Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi.

    Chengyu-related interpretations in other Asian languages:-

    井底之蛙 -- Chinese
    井�?�中�?�蛙 -- Japanese
    우물 안 개구리 -- Korean

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    For a delicious multi-language irony, consider this rendition of the parable; the website in question, in turn, seems to be using the parable to teach its readers the usage of the term abashed!

    September 7, 2007