古琴

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Chinese[edit]

ancient zither; stringed instrument
trad. (古琴)
simp. #(古琴)
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古琴 (Written Standard Chinese?)
guqin (English)

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Noun[edit]

An antique guqin in the lianzhu form

古琴

  1. (music) guqin; Chinese seven-stringed zither, qin
    古琴 / 古琴  ―  tán gǔqín  ―  to play the guqin

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the past, the 古琴 was referred to only as (qín), but it now has the prefix 古- (ancient) to distinguish it from other instruments which also use the word (qín). The 古琴 may be referred to as (qín) after the first mention of 古琴.
  • It is sometimes confused with the guzheng (古箏古筝) which is a different stringed instrument.

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古琴

  1. Alternative name for 古琴臺古琴台 (Gǔqín Tái).

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
きん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

古琴 (hiragana こきん, rōmaji kokin)

  1. (music) a guqin, the Chinese seven-stringed zither
     () (きん) ()く。
    Kokin o hiku.
    play the guqin.
     () (きん) (かな)でる。
    Kokin o kanaderu.
    play the guqin.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

古琴 (gogeum, McCune-Reischauer: kokŭm, Yale: kokum) (hangeul 고금, hanja 古琴)

  1. (music) guqin; Chinese seven-stringed zither

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