しし

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Japanese

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Etymology 1

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For pronunciation and definitions of しし – see the following entries.
獅子
[noun] Synonym of ライオン (raion, lion) (big cat Panthera leo)
[noun] (by extension from the notion of lions being "kings") the Buddha, a Buddha
[noun] short for 獅子舞 (shishimai), a traditional Chinese lion dance
[noun] short for 獅子頭 (shishigashira), the lion mask traditionally worn for the lion dance
[noun] short for 除夜の獅子 (joya no shishi, New Year's lion), a person dressed in costume as for a lion dance who goes door to door begging on New Year's Eve
[noun] a guardian statue commonly found outside temples and shrines, often with a komainu statue, the tradition for which is said to have come over from the Korean peninsula
[proper noun] the name of the lion dance 囃子 (hayashi, musical accompaniment) in various noh and kabuki plays
[proper noun] the first piece of music played in a 伎楽 (gigaku) performance (more commonly spelled 師子)
Alternative spellings
師子, シシ
四肢
[noun] one's four limbs; hands and feet; extremities
志士
[noun] a person of principles, patriot
嗣子
[noun] heir
死屍
[noun] a dead body, corpse
梔子
[noun] (traditional Chinese medicine) Synonym of 山梔子 (sanshishi, dried fruit of the Cape jasmine used in medicine)
(This term, しし (shishi), is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as しし, see Category:Japanese kanji read as しし.)

Etymology 2

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For pronunciation and definitions of しし – see the following entry.
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[noun] [from 712–1682] (obsolete or dialect, Aomori, Fukushima, Nara, Kagoshima) meat (of boars, pigs, deer, etc.)
[noun] [from 712–1682] (obsolete) human flesh
[noun] (dialect, Iwate, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama) muscle
[noun] (dialect, Toyama) excess fat, flab
[noun] (dialect, Kochi) the human body
Alternative spelling
(This term, しし (shishi), is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as しし, see Category:Japanese kanji read as しし.)

Etymology 3

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For pronunciation and definitions of しし – see the following entry.
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[noun] (archaic) a beast (used for its meat, such as a boar or a deer)
Alternative spellings
鹿,
(This term, しし (shishi), is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as しし, see Category:Japanese kanji read as しし.)

Etymology 4

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Proper noun

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しし (Shishi

  1. 獅子: the name of the lion dance 囃子 (hayashi, musical accompaniment) in various noh and kabuki plays; the first piece of music played in a 伎楽 (gigaku) performance (more commonly spelled 師子)