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生け花 (ikebana): a floral arrangement in the ikebana style.
Kanji in this term
い(け)
Grade: 1
はな > ばな
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 生け (ike, making something come alive, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 生ける (ikeru, to make something live)) +‎ (hana, flower).[1][2][3] The hana changes to bana as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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NounEdit

生け花 (hiragana いけばな, rōmaji ikebana)

  1. flower arrangement, ikebana
  2. the discipline of flower arrangement, as something to be studied and practiced
    Synonyms: 華道 (kadō)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  • 2000, Jonathan Bunt, Gillian Hall, The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, First Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN