鳥居

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Japanese[edit]

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とり
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鳥居: A typical red torii, as seen at the Ryōsen-ji Buddhist temple in Nara.
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tori, bird) +‎ (i, sitting; a seat). From old legends about birds possessed by kami and sitting on tree branches.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鳥居 (hiragana とりい, historical hiragana とりゐ, romaji torii)

  1. a torii: a symbolic gate to a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple
  2. a similar roofless gate to a residence
  3. the top bar of a railing
  4. the top horizontal bar of a balance scale for measuring weight

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Proper noun[edit]

鳥居 (hiragana とりい, historical hiragana とりゐ, romaji Torii)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 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