根付

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根付 (netsuke): a netsuke.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
つ(け)
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (ne, root, base) +‎ 付け (tsuke, attachment, attacher), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 付ける (tsukeru, to attach), from the way the netsuke was attached to the end of the drawstring of a coin purse or pouch to prevent the drawstring from slipping through one's (obi, sash, belt).[1][2]

See the 提げ物 (sagemono) entry for an illustration of how netsuke were used.

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Noun[edit]

根付 (hiragana ねつけ, romaji netsuke)

  1. A netsuke; miniature sculptures that serve as a fastener for a sagemono (a pouch, like a coin purse, tobacco pouch, or pillbox).

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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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3