歯黒め

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
くろ > ぐろ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

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歯黒め (hiragana はぐろめ, rōmaji hagurome)

  1. blackening of teeth; an ancient Japanese custom in which both men and women would blacken their teeth
    • c. 11th century: Tsutsumi Chūnagon Monogatari, "Mushi Mezuru Himegimi"
      眉さらにぬき給はず、歯黒め、さらにうるさし、きたなしとて、つけ給わず、いと白らかにゑみつゝ

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  • Ōtsuki, Osamu; Gen'e Imai, Sumiaki Morishita, Masao Karashima (1992) Shin Nihon Koten Bungaku Taikei 26: Tsutsumi Chūnagon Monogatari, Torikaebaya Monogatari (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 4-00-240026-3