力士舞

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
りき
Grade: 1

Grade: 4
まい
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

/rikizimapi1/ > /rikizimaɸi/ > */rikizimawi/ > /rikizimai/ [rikidʑimai]. Originally from Chinese 力士 /likdzri/ + Japanese 舞 /mapi/.

NounEdit

力士舞 ‎(hiragana りきじまい, romaji rikijimai, historical hiragana りきじまひ)

  1. a type of masked performance; the performer plays the role of a Buddhist guardian deity, carries an axe, and dances
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 16, poem #3831)
      池神力土儛可母白鷺乃桙啄持而飛渡良武

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