序詞

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 6

Etymology 1Edit

Compound of (jo, beginning) +‎ 言葉 (kotoba, words). The second kanji 詞 is used as a jukujikun.

NounEdit

序詞 (hiragana じょことば, romaji jokotoba)

  1. A monotone prologue with fragmentary samisen accompaniment, used in 浄瑠璃 (Jōruri, a type of puppet theater) and other performance types.

Etymology 2Edit

From Sinitic 序詞.

NounEdit

序詞 (hiragana じょし, romaji joshi)

  1. foreword, preface, prologue
Last modified on 11 November 2012, at 17:13