天竺楽

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
じく
Jinmeiyō
がく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 天竺 (Tenjiku, India) +‎ (gaku, music).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

天竺楽 (hiragana てんじくがく, rōmaji tenjikugaku)

  1. Those pieces of music within the gagaku genre that purportedly originated in India.
    Previously viewed as the same as  (りん) (ゆう) (がく) (Rin'yūgaku), with differing theories about specific pieces. Some of the gagaku titles included in this category are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9