Not a photographic memory, but a typeset one


Literally: acclaimed – see – strong – scribe

Alternately: Widely-read and remembering much. Having a vast supply of knowledge, thanks to extensive study and good recall.

Notes: This compound comes to us from the Han shi waizhuan (韓詩外伝, Japanese Kanshi gaiden), which we’ve seen a couple times before.

Myriad synonymous phrases and variations exist, including previous entry 博学多才. The compound may also be written with 強 replaced by alternate character form 彊, without any change in meaning or pronunciation.


Not pictured: the remembering

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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