netsuke

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A dog-shaped netsuke.

From Japanese 根付 (netsuke). Literally (ne, root) + 付け (tsuke, attach).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /net.ˈsu.ki/, /net.ˈsu.ke/, /ˈnet.ske/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧tsu‧ke

Noun[edit]

netsuke (plural netsukes or netsuke)

  1. A small, often collectible, artistic carving characterized by an opening or two small holes (紐通し (himotōshi)), most commonly made of wood or ivory, used as a fob at the end of a cord attached to a suspended pouch containing pens, medicines, or tobacco. Netsuke originated in feudal Japan in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

netsuke

  1. rōmaji reading of ねつけ

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

netsuke m (plural netsukes)

  1. netsuke (miniature Japanese sculptures)