僧都

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

/soudu/ > /soːdu/ > /soːzu/.

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Noun[edit]

僧都 (hiragana そうず, historical hiragana そうづ, romaji sōzu)

  1. an official priest position
  2. a doll placed in a rice field to scare away bird and animals; a scarecrow
  3. a traditional device found in Japanese gardens; composed of a bamboo tube that when filled with water revolves to empty and makes a clanking sound

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