蝉表

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

A compound of semi (cicada) and omote (surface). The rattan surface was said to resemble the wings of a cicada.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

蝉表 (hiragana せみおもて, romaji semiomote)

  1. A type of geta (sandal) in which the surface is made from rattan.
    • 1895: にごりえ
      女房は[...]狭帯きりゝと締めて蝉表の内職[...]

Usage notes[edit]

Also known as tōomote, literary "rattan surface".

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]