根付

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Japanese[edit]

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根付 (netsuke): a netsuke.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
つ(け)
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ne, root, base) +‎ 付け (tsuke, attachment, attacher), stem noun form of verb 付ける (tsukeru, to attach), from the way the netsuke was attached to the end of the drawstring of a coin purse or pouch to prevent the drawstring from slipping through one's (obi, sash, belt).

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Noun[edit]

根付 (hiragana ねつけ, romaji netsuke)

  1. A netsuke; miniature sculptures that serve as a fastener for a sagemono (a pouch, like a coin purse, tobacco pouch, or pillbox).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3