nishi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 西 (nishi, west), from the way the western or left side of the sumo ranking list is considered less prestigious, by analogy with the setting sun as opposed to the rising sun.

Noun[edit]

nishi

  1. (sumo) the left-hand (less prestigious) side of the banzuke (番付, “ranking list”)
  2. (sumo) a rikishi (力士, “sumo wrestler”) listed on the left side of the banzuke
  3. (sumo) the western side of the ring

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Romanization[edit]

nishi

  1. rōmaji reading of にし