大和琴

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大和琴 (yamatogoto): Fujiwara no Otsugu playing the six-stringed yamatogoto.
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 大和 (Yamato, ancient name for Japan) +‎ (koto, a koto, a zither).[1] The koto changes to goto as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

大和琴 (hiragana やまとごと, rōmaji yamatogoto)

  1. (music) a six-stringed koto or zither used to perform kagura music, more common in ancient times

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9