Oct 17, 2005

Kotowaza of the day: Full cycle


Ki-no mi-wa ki-no moto

Meaning of Japanese:
The fruit that a tree bears, when fallen, will give root to another tree

English equivalent:
Dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou return
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust


At 10/19/2005 12:25 AM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

There's an english saying: "The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree," which is the same in German: "Der Apfel fallt nicht weit von dem Baum."

At 10/19/2005 11:34 PM, Blogger eBohn said...

Thanks, Safety Neal, for all your suggestions of late. This one is somewhat related, but I've actually already got it covered back here!


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