天竺楽

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
じく
Jinmeiyō
がく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 天竺 (Tenjiku, India) +‎ (gaku, music).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

天竺楽 (hiragana てんじくがく, romaji tenjikugaku)

  1. Those pieces of music within the gagaku genre that purportedly originated in India.
    Previously viewed as the same as 林邑楽 (りんゆうがく, ​Rin'yūgaku), with differing theories about specific pieces. Some of the gagaku titles included in this category are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9