高麗笛

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高麗笛 (komabue): a komabue, a transverse flute used in traditional Japanese court music.
Kanji in this term
こう > こ
Grade: 2

Grade: S
ふえ > ぶえ
Grade: 3
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 高麗 (koma, Korean, from the Korean peninsula) +‎ (fue, flute). The fue changes to bue as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

高麗笛 (hiragana こまぶえ, rōmaji komabue)

  1. a komabue: a transverse flute used in traditional Japanese court music
    Traditionally made of bamboo, about 36 cm in length. Has six finger holes of roughly 1 cm in diameter. Originally brought to Japan by the Baekje elite circa 660 CE when the Baekje kingdom in the south of the Korean Peninsula fell to the combined forces of the Silla kingdom and the Tang Dynasty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9