Kanji for David and Goliath concept?
January 3, 2008 1:44 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a cool Kanji/Hanji nickname that I will use to identify my Kendo/Kumdo equipment bags.
posted by forforf to Writing & Language (8 answers total)
The ideal meaning of the characters would be something reminiscent of David vs Goliath. Due to space, I'm limited on the number of characters I can use. Ideally one character, but no more than three, and I'm willing to sacrifice translation precision for less characters.
Some things I've considered have been dragon slayer (lacks underdog theme), giant slayer (giant translated into big person, not necessarily higher skilled), and warrior (generic and lacks underdog theme), but I would like to stay closer to the David vs Goliath theme if possible. If there were a figure in Chinese/Korean/Japanese mythology that is equivalent to David using their name would be acceptable too.
In general, anything that conveys the concept of a smaller, less experienced person conquering a larger, more experienced foe. I'd appreciate any help in either translating, or pointing me to reliable translation sources. Thanks!