序詞

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (jo, beginning) +‎ 言葉 (kotoba, words). The second kanji 詞 is used as a jukujikun.

Noun[edit]

序詞 (hiragana じょことば, romaji jokotoba)

  1. A monotone prologue with fragmentary samisen accompaniment, used in 浄瑠璃 (Jōruri, a type of puppet theater) and other performance types.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Sinitic 序詞.

Noun[edit]

序詞 (hiragana じょし, romaji joshi)

  1. foreword, preface, prologue