川柳

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 1
りゅう
Grade: S
on’yomi

/senriu//senriʲuː//senrjuː/

Named after Karai Senryū (1718-1790), its creator.

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Noun[edit]

川柳 (hiragana せんりゅう, rōmaji senryū, historical hiragana せんりう)

  1. (poetry) senryu: comic haiku
    Synonyms: 狂句 (kyōku), 川柳点 (Senryū-ten)
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Proper noun[edit]

川柳 (hiragana せんりゅう, rōmaji Senryū, historical hiragana せんりう)

  1. Short for 柄井川柳 (Karai Senryū): Edo-period haikai poet
  2. a male or female given name
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Etymology 2[edit]

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かわ
Grade: 1
やなぎ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Compound of  (かわ) (kawa, river, stream, brook) +  (やなぎ) (yanagi, willow).

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Noun[edit]

川柳 (hiragana かわやなぎ, katakana カワヤナギ, rōmaji kawayanagi, historical hiragana かはやなぎ, historical katakana カハヤナギ)

  1. (literally) a riverside willow
  2. Salix gilgiana, a species of willow
  3. Synonym of 猫柳 (nekoyanagi): the rosegold pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla
  4. (poetry, uncommon) senryu: comic haiku

Proper noun[edit]

川柳 (hiragana かわやなぎ, rōmaji Kawayanagi, historical hiragana かはやなぎ)

  1. a place name
  2. a surname

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 1
やなぎ > やぎ
Grade: S
Irregular

Compound of  (かわ) (kawa, river, stream, brook) +  (やぎ) (yagi, willow, shorter form).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • IPA(key): [ka̠ɰᵝa̠ja̠ɡʲi]

Noun[edit]

川柳 (hiragana かわやぎ, rōmaji kawayagi, historical hiragana かはやぎ)

  1. (literally, uncommon) a riverside willow
  2. (uncommon) Synonym of 猫柳 (nekoyanagi): the rosegold pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN