古琴

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Japanese[edit]

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Grade: 2 Grade: S
An antique guqin in the lianzhu form

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古琴 (hiragana こきん, romaji kokin)

  1. (music) a guqin, the Chinese seven-stringed zither
    古琴 (こきん) ()く。
    Kokin o hiku.
    play the guqin.
    古琴 (こきん) (かな)でる。
    Kokin o kanaderu.
    play the guqin.

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Korean[edit]

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Noun[edit]

古琴 (gogeum, McCune-Reischauer: kokŭm, Yale: kokum) (hangeul 고금, hanja 古琴)

  1. (music) guqin; Chinese seven-stringed zither

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • From ‘ancient’ + ‘stringed instrument’

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Noun[edit]

古琴 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gǔqín)

  1. (music) guqin; Chinese seven-stringed zither
    • 古琴 (play the guqin)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the past, the 古琴 was referred to only as 琴, but it has the prefix 古- to distinguish it from other instruments which also use the word 琴. It can be referred to as 琴 after 古琴 is used in the first instance.
  • It is sometimes confused with the guzheng (trad. 古箏, simpl. 古筝) which is a different stringed instrument.

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古琴 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gǔqín)

  1. Guqin Tai 《古琴》 (Guqin Terrace or Heptachord Terrace, etc.); the name of a place in Wuhan, China

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