立花

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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立花 (Tachibana): the Tachibana kamon or family crest.
Kanji in this term
たち
Grade: 1
はな > ばな
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Compound of 立ち ‎(tachi, standing, the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 立つ tatsu, “to stand”) +‎ ‎(hana, flower). The hana changes to bana as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

立花 ‎(hiragana たちばな, romaji Tachibana)

  1. A surname​.
  2. any of various place names
  3. a school or style of ikebana
Usage notes[edit]

The rikka reading may be more common for the ikebana school sense.

Etymology 2[edit]

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立花 (rikka, tachibana): a painting of an ikebana arrangement in the Rikka style.
Kanji in this term
りつ > りっ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on'yomi

/rikkwa//rikka/

Possibly from Middle Chinese compound 立花 ‎(lip xwæ, literally stand + flower) or 立華 ‎(lip xwæ, literally stand + flower).

Alternatively, coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived components.

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Noun[edit]

立花 ‎(hiragana りっか, romaji rikka, historical hiragana りつくわ)

  1. (Buddhism) a style of floral arrangement as an offering, typically using branches of pine or plum placed upright in a copper vase

Proper noun[edit]

立花 ‎(hiragana りっか, romaji Rikka, historical hiragana りつくわ)

  1. a school or style of ikebana
  2. an area in the city of Nagakute, Aichi

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0