danpatsushiki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 断髪式 (danpatsushiki), from Middle Chinese (twàn-bjot, literally cut hair) + (ʃik), a gloss for (ʃik, ceremony).

Noun[edit]

danpatsushiki

  1. (sumo) the ceremony, part of intai-zumo, during which the topknot of a retiring rikishi is cut off