(common “Jōyō” kanji)
- bottom hem
- the edge or end of something
From Old Japanese. Appears in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE.
Ultimate derivation unclear.
裾 (hiragana すそ, rōmaji suso)
- the bottom edge of a piece of clothing
- more specifically, the hem of a piece of clothing
- (historical) an additional piece of fabric added along the bottom edge of formal robes
- foothill, the edge of a mountain
- the downstream area of a river
- the bottom edge or end of something, such as one's hair or a bounded region on a go board
- the lower legs and feet of a person's body
From Middle Chinese 裾 (MC kɨʌ).
裾 (hiragana きょ, rōmaji kyo)
- (historical) in the formal wear of court nobles, the end portion of an obi sash that is pulled through the knot and left hanging in back
- ^ c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 1, poem 40), text here
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ↑ISBN
- ^ 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
裾 • (geo) (hangeul 거, revised geo, McCune-Reischauer kŏ, Yale ke)
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