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cydonian commented on the word కూపస�?తమండూకమ�?
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
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
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