浄瑠璃

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See also: 淨瑠璃 and 净瑠璃

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Etymology[edit]

The "narrative music" sense is derived from 浄瑠璃姫 (Jōruri-hime), the name of a rich man's daughter from 浄瑠璃物語 (Jōruri monogatari), expanded to mean a form of music based on the ballad drama. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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Noun[edit]

浄瑠璃 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 淨瑠璃, hiragana じょうるり, rōmaji jōruri, historical hiragana じやうるり)

  1. jōruri (form of traditional Japanese narrative music)
  2. (Buddhism) a pure lapis lazuli gem

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Proper noun[edit]

浄瑠璃 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 淨瑠璃, hiragana じょうるり, rōmaji Jōruri, historical hiragana じやうるり)

  1. a manifestation of 薬師如来 (Yakushi Nyorai, Bhaiṣajyaguru-tathāgata) (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  2. a place name

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References[edit]

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