尺八

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 1
尺八(shakuhachi)

Etymology[edit]

(shaku, an archaic measure of length approximately equal to 30 centimeters) + (hachi), meaning "eight"

Noun[edit]

尺八 (hiragana しゃくはち, romaji shakuhachi)

  1. shakuhachi
    時代劇では虚無僧尺八吹きながら現れる
    じだいげきではこむそうしゃくはちふきながらあらわれる
    jidaigeki dewa, komusō ga shakuhachi o fuki nagara arawareru.
    In Japanese historical drama, mendicant Zen priests show up while playing shakuhachi.
  2. (vulgar) fellatio, oral sex

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