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Chengyu
乌焉成马
Pinyin
wū yān chéng mǎ
Explanation
Meaning
乌、焉、马三字字形相近,几经传抄而写错。指文字因形体相似而传写错误。
Context
《周礼·天官·缝人》“丧,缝棺饰焉”汉郑玄注:“故书焉为马,杜子春云‘当为焉’。”古谚:“书经三写,乌焉成马。”
 
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