ぐすく

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. The initial gu may be cognate with go (honorific), but it is problematic in that the only honorary prefixes found in Omoro Sōshi are mi and o. suku may be related to shike (a holy place) or cognate with soko (fortress). While written with the kanji for "castle", textual and cultural evidence suggests that the initial primary meaning was a holy place.

Noun[edit]

ぐすく (romaji gusuku)

  1. a place of warship
  2. : castle
    • 1531-1623: Omoro Sōshi
      一 聞得大君ぎや 降れて 遊びよわれば 天が下 平らげて ちよわれ 又 鳴響む精高子が 又 首里杜ぐすく 真玉杜ぐすく

References[edit]

  • 1972 September 28 [c. 1531-1623], Shuzen Hokama; Nobutsuna Saigō, Nihon Shisō Taikai 18: Omoro Sōshi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten,  :