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しし (rōmaji shishi)

  1. , 鹿, : (archaic) a beast (used for its meat, such as a boar or a deer)
  2. 獅子: a lion, Panthera leo, regarded as king of animals; (by extension from the "king" sense) the Buddha, a Buddha; short for 獅子舞 (shishimai), a traditional Chinese lion dance; short for 獅子頭 (shishigashira), the lion mask traditionally worn for the lion dance; short for 除夜の獅子 (joya no shishi, New Year's lion), a person dressed in costume as for a lion dance who goes door to door begging on New Year's Eve; a guardian statue commonly found outside temples and shrines, often with a komainu statue, the tradition for which is said to have come over from the Korean peninsula
  3. 四肢: all of one's four limbs collectively; hands and feet
  4. 死屍: a dead body
  5. 志士: a purposeful, ambitious man
  6. 嗣子: heir
  7. , : meat, flesh

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しし (rōmaji Shishi)

  1. 獅子: the name of the lion dance 囃子 (hayashi, musical accompaniment) in various noh and kabuki plays; the first piece of music played in a 伎楽 (gigaku) performance (more commonly spelled 師子)