水干

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Japanese[edit]

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水干 (suikan): a participant wearing a suikan in the Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto.
Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1
かん
Grade: 6
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be a Japanese coinage using elements borrowed from Middle Chinese, as a compound of (sui, water) +‎ (kan, dry).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(すい)(かん) (suikan

  1. cloth that has been stretched and dried using only water and no starch
  2. an informal garment, like a tunic, worn by males of the Japanese nobility in the Heian period, as outerwear, originally made from such cloth
  3. the edge of the water, the shoreline, the waterside

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