添水

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Kanji in this term
そ > そう
Grade: S
みず > ず
Grade: 1
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添水

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/soudu/ > /soːdu/ > /soːzu/. Etymology unknown, but likely cognate with either 僧都 (sōzu) or 案山子 (sōzu).

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添水 (hiragana そうず, rōmaji sōzu, historical hiragana そうづ)

  1. a traditional device found in Japanese gardens; composed of a bamboo tube that, when filled with water, revolves to empty and makes a clanking sound to scare away any crop-eating animals

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