羽織

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Japanese[edit]

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羽織 (haori): The black over-jacket in this picture is the haori.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
おり
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Etymology unclear. One theory is that the word was an alteration of はふる (hafuru, to throw over, to throw on).[1] Another theory holds that the word came by extension from how a bird interlaces its wings across its back, leading to the current kanji compound of (ha, wing) + 織り (ori, weaving).[1] Alternately, these kanji may be just ateji.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

羽織 (hiragana はおり, romaji haori)

  1. A short jacket or overcoat for formal kimono.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9