seiza

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 正座, literally "proper sitting", from Middle Chinese t͡ʃjèng 正 ("correct", "proper") + d͡zwà 座 ("seat (noun)").

Noun[edit]

seiza ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Japan) A traditional formal way of sitting in Japan, by kneeling with the legs folded underneath the thighs and the buttocks resting on the heels, with ankles turned outward.

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Romanization[edit]

seiza

  1. rōmaji reading of せいざ