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male
 
color; dice; look; appearance
simp. and trad.
(男色)

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NounEdit

男色

  1. (literary) men being favoured by their superior for their appearance
  2. (literary) male prostitute
  3. (literary) male homosexuality; male homosexual sex
    男色無論相結契兄契弟父母婿後日生計娶妻契兄相愛而立伉儷 [MSC, trad.]
    男色无论相结契兄契弟父母婿后日生计娶妻契兄相爱而立伉俪 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 萬曆野獲編補遺 (Wàn-lì Yě-huò-biān), 契兄弟 (Blood brother)
    Mǐn rén kù zhòng nánsè, wúlùn guì jiàn yán chī, gè yǐ qí lèi xiàngjié: cháng zhě wèi qìxiōng, shào zhě wèi qìdì. Qí xiōng rù dì jiā, dì zhī fùmǔ fǔ ài zhī rú xù; dì hòurì shēngjì jí qǔqī zhū fèi, jù qǔ bàn yú qìxiōng. Qí xiàng'ài zhě, nián guò érlì, shàng qǐn chù rú kànglì. [Pinyin]
    Or The Fujianese take male-male eroticism very seriously. Regardless of his social standing, each man bonds with another man of his own social class; the older one is known as the "sworn older brother" and the younger one is known as the "sworn younger brother". When the older brother enters the home of the younger, the younger brother's parents love him as a son-in-law. In the future, when the younger brother starts a business or marries a wife, the older brother helps pay for the expenses. Those who love each other thus still lie together as spouses after the age of 30.[1]

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: 1
しょく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Middle Chinese 男色

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

男色 (hiragana だんしょく, rōmaji danshoku)

  1. male homosexuality
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
なん
Grade: 1
しょく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Middle Chinese 男色

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

男色 (hiragana なんしょく, rōmaji nanshoku)

  1. male homosexuality

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