古琴

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Chinese[edit]

ancient; old (mus. instr.)
simp. and trad.
(古琴)

Etymology[edit]

  • From ‘ancient’ + ‘stringed instrument’

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Noun[edit]

An antique guqin in the lianzhu form

古琴

  1. (music) guqin; Chinese seven-stringed zither, qin
    • 古琴 [trad.] / 古琴 [simp.]tán gǔqín [Pinyin] — to 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

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

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

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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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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