shimpan bucho

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 審判部長 (shinpan buchō しんぱんぶちょう), from Middle Chinese from Middle Chinese 審判 (ʃim-pʰàn "to judge", "to try") (compare Mandarin shěnpàn 审判) + 部長 (búw-ʈjáng "department leader") (compare Mandarin bùzhǎng 部长).

Noun[edit]

shimpan bucho

  1. (sumo) the chief judge at a sumo bout

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