nishi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 西(nishi, west), from the way the western or left side of the sumo ranking list is considered less prestigious, by analogy with the setting sun as opposed to the rising sun.

Noun[edit]

nishi

  1. (sumo) the left-hand (less prestigious) side of the banzuke (番付, “ranking list”)
  2. (sumo) a rikishi (力士, “sumo wrestler”) listed on the left side of the banzuke
  3. (sumo) the western side of the ring

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Romanization[edit]

nishi

  1. Romaji transcription of にし