意気地

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意気地 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 意氣地, hiragana いくじ, rōmaji ikuji, historical hiragana いくぢ) (alternative reading hiragana いきじ, romaji ikiji, historical hiragana いきぢ)

  1. courage
    [1961, Yaso Saijō (lyrics), Tōru Funamura (music), “王将 [Oshō, Reigning King]” (in Japanese), performed by Eizō Murata:
    ...うまれ浪花はの八百矢橋八 月も知ってるおいらの意気地]
    ...umare Naniwa wa no Happyaku-yabashi, tsuki mo shitteru oira no ikiji
    ...born in Happyaku-yabashi in Naniwa, thinking at the moon for my courage