舞妓

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Chinese[edit]

to dance; to wield; to brandish prostitute
simp. and trad.
(舞妓)

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Noun[edit]

舞妓

  1. maiko (apprentice geisha)

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Compound of (mai, dancing) +‎ (ko, child).

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Noun[edit]

舞妓 ‎(hiragana まいこ, romaji maiko, historical hiragana まひこ)

  1. dancing girl, particularly a maiko

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

舞妓 ‎(hiragana ぶぎ, romaji bugi)

  1. female dancer

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3