宮仕え

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From (miya): "Imperial Court" + 仕え, continuative form of 仕える (tsukaeru): "serve"

Noun[edit]

宮仕え (hiragana みやづかえ, romaji miyazukae)

  1. court service
  2. official responsibilities

Phrases[edit]

すまじきものは宮仕え (sumajikimono wa miyazukae): it is better to work for oneself than to work for someone else

Verb[edit]

宮仕え + する (hiragana みやづかえする, romaji miyazukae suru)

  1. perform court service