ぐすく

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. The initial gu may be cognate with go ‎(honorific), but it is problematic in that the only honorary prefixes found in Omoro Sōshi are mi and o. suku may be related to shike ‎(a holy place) or cognate with soko ‎(fortress). While written with the kanji for "castle", textual and cultural evidence suggests that the initial primary meaning was a holy place.

Noun[edit]

ぐすく ‎(romaji gusuku)

  1. a place of warship
  2. : castle
    • 1531-1623: Omoro Sōshi
      一 聞得大君ぎや 降れて 遊びよわれば 天が下 平らげて ちよわれ 又 鳴響む精高子が 又 首里杜ぐすく 真玉杜ぐすく

References[edit]

  • 1972 August 5 [c. 1531-1623], Shuzen Hokama; Nobutsuna Saigō, Nihon Shisō Taikai 18: Omoro Sōshi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten,  :