shimpan

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From Japanese 審判 (shinpan しんぱん), from Middle Chinese 審判 (ʃim-pʰàn "to judge", "to try") (compare Mandarin shěnpàn 审判).

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shimpan

  1. (sumo) the four judges, sitting at each cardinal point

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