danpatsushiki

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 断髪式(danpatsushiki), from Middle Chinese (twàn-bjot, literally cut hair) + (ʃik), a gloss for (ʃik, ceremony).

NounEdit

danpatsushiki

  1. (sumo) the ceremony, part of intai-zumo, during which the topknot of a retiring rikishi is cut off