芸者

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げい
Grade: 4
しゃ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally “art person”.

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Noun[edit]

芸者 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 藝者, hiragana げいしゃ, romaji geisha)

  1. geisha
  2. One who is proficient in an art. An artisan.
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 295)
      Gueixa. Guei arumono. (芸ある者) 芸能の心得のある者、または、能力のある者.
  3. A person who utilizes their art as an occupation.
    • 1688: 日本永代蔵, Volume 6, Chapter 5
      一切の人間、目有鼻あり、手あしもかはらず生れ付て、貴人・高人、よろづの藝者は各別、常の町人、金銀の有徳ゆへ世上に名をしらるゝ事、是を思へば、若き時よりかせぎて、分限の其名を世に殘さぬは口をし。
  4. One who entertains parties with song and dance.

Noun[edit]

芸者 (hiragana げいじゃ, romaji geija)

  1. One who is proficient in an art. An artisan.
    • 1474: 広本節用集
      芸者(ゲイジャ)

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