画商

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

画商

  1. art dealer

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 畫商 (hwɛH syang). Compare modern Chinese traditional 畫商 and simplified 画商 (huàshāng).

Alternately, may have been coined independently in Japan as a compound of Sinitic elements (ga, picture, painting) +‎ (shō, business, dealings; dealer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

画商 (hiragana がしょう, romaji gashō, historical hiragana ぐわしやう)

  1. the business of selling pictures
  2. an art dealer (specific to pictures; does not include sculpture or other media)

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