|For pronunciation and definitions of 画商 – see 畫商.
(This term, 画商, is the simplified form of 畫商.)
Probably from Middle Chinese compound 畫商 (hwɛH syang). Compare modern Chinese traditional 畫商 and simplified 画商 (huàshāng).
Alternately, may have been coined independently in Japan as a compound of Sinitic elements 画 (ga, “picture, painting”) + 商 (shō, “business, dealings; dealer”).
画商 (hiragana がしょう, romaji gashō, historical hiragana ぐわしやう)
- the business of selling pictures
- an art dealer (specific to pictures; does not include sculpture or other media)
- ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3