danpatsushiki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 断髪式 (danpatsushiki だんぱつしき), from Middle Chinese (twàn-bjot "cut hair") + (ʃik, a gloss for ʃik "ceremony").

Noun[edit]

danpatsushiki

  1. (sumo) the ceremony, part of intai-zumo, during which the topknot of a retiring rikishi is cut off