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Etymology 1Edit

A wooden yuoke for bathing.

From Old Japanese. Compound of (yu, warm or hot water) +‎ (oke, a bucket or pail; a tub), itself a compound of (o, flax, ramie) + (ke, a container, especially for foodstuffs or tableware).



湯桶 (hiragana ゆおけ, romaji yuoke, historical hiragana ゆをけ)

  1. A basin or small tub used to douse oneself with hot or warm water while bathing.
  2. A tub or basin for holding hot water, such as when cooking.
  3. A tool used during cold-weather 茶道 (sadō, tea ceremony): a wooden container of warm water with a spout, placed at the entrance for washing and warming the hands of arriving guests.

Etymology 2Edit

A yutō holding soba broth.

Origin less clear. Old Japanese (yu, warm or hot water) + Chinese-derived on'yomi (, a bucket or pail; a tub).



湯桶 (hiragana ゆとう, romaji yutō)

  1. A lacquerware container with a spout for holding broth or tea for consumption after a meal.
  2. A type of tea caddy shaped like a pail.
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