(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
- drumstick, mallet
Might be a sound shift from buchi (see below), from the sense of striking.
桴 (hiragana ばち, katakana バチ, rōmaji bachi)
- 桴, 枹: a drum stick for instruments such as the taiko and gong, a percussion mallet
- Synonym: 桴 (buchi) (see below)
- 撥, 桴: in 雅楽 (gagaku, “traditional Japanese court music”), the plectra or picks used to play the biwa lute and shamisen, together with the sticks and other objects held by the dancer in 舞楽 (bugaku, “traditional Japanese court dance”)
- the former is generally spelled 撥, and the latter 桴
Appears to be the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “continuative or stem form”) of verb 打つ (butsu, “to strike something, to hit something”).
桴 (hiragana ぶち, rōmaji buchi)
- (archaic, possibly obsolete) a drum stick for instruments such as the taiko and gong, a percussion mallet
: a raft
on a river in Germany.
From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE.
Appears to be a possible compound, but the ultimate derivation is unknown.
- 筏 (more common), 栰 (rare)
桴 (hiragana いかだ, katakana イカダ, rōmaji ikada)
- a raft
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
- ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 1, poem 50), text here
- ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
- ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN