八佾

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Chinese[edit]

eight row of dancers at sacrifices
simp. and trad.
(八佾)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

八佾

  1. () (historical, dance) an ancient dance performed by 64 people (8 × 8) during sacrificial rites

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (八佾):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はち
Grade: 1
いつ
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears in the Nihon Shoki (720 CE).

From Middle Chinese compound 八佾 (MC pˠɛt̚ jiɪt̚, literally “eight + file, rank”).[1]

Noun[edit]

八佾 (hiragana はちいつ, rōmaji hachiitsu)

  1. (historical, dance) bayi: an ancient Chinese dance, originally presented to emperors during sacrificial rites, performed by 64 people accompanied to 雅楽 (gagaku, yayue) music
    Synonym: 八佾の舞 (yatsura no mai)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN