釉薬

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釉薬 (uwagusuri): a mug with a blue and green glaze.
Kanji in this term
うわ
Jinmeiyō
くすり‎ > ぐすり
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Originally a compound of ‎(uwa, over, on top of) +‎ ‎(kusuri, a chemical, a substance with mystical properties). The kusuri changes to gusuri as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

上薬,

NounEdit

釉薬 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 釉藥, hiragana うわぐすり, romaji uwagusuri)

  1. a glaze or enamel applied to ceramics

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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