geisha

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English[edit]

A geisha at work
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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 芸者 (geisha, artisan), from Middle Chinese [1] (ngièi "art", "craft") + (t͡ʃǽ "-er", "one who does ~").

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geisha (plural geisha or geishas)

  1. A Japanese female entertainer skilled in various arts such as tea ceremony, dancing, singing and calligraphy.
  2. plural form of geisha

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  1. ^ 芸 is an irregular gloss for 藝 used in Japan: the Simplified Chinese equivalent is .

Finnish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

geisha

  1. A geisha.
  2. When used as modifier in compound terms, may also refer to "Geisha" chocolate brand, e.g. geishakakku, geishajäädyke.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 芸者.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛʃa/, /ɡɛjʃa/

Noun[edit]

geisha f (plural geishas)

  1. geisha

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Italian[edit]

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geisha f (plural geishe)

  1. geisha

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

geisha

  1. rōmaji reading of げいしゃ

Sicilian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 芸者, (hiragana げいしゃ, romaji geisha or geisya) artist, from , art + , person.

Noun[edit]

geisha f (plural geisha)

  1. geisha