See also: kōken

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 後見 (kokenn, "a staff in noh and kabuki").

Note: In Japanese, a black-clad person is referred as 黒衣 (kuroko), and 黒衣 is one of the 後見 in noh and kabuki.

NounEdit

koken ‎(plural kokens)

  1. (theater) A black-clad person who enters the stage to rearrange the set, unremarked by the actors
    • 1988, July 8, “Diana Spinrad”, in Tango; Chicago Young Playwrights Festival[1]:
      McAllister uses the Japanese device of the koken for changing scenes, distributing props, and creating furniture.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch coken, from Latin coquō.

VerbEdit

koken

  1. (intransitive) to boil
  2. (transitive) to boil
  3. (transitive) to cook, to prepare food
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) to be very angry, to seethe with anger

InflectionEdit

Inflection of koken (weak)
infinitive koken
past singular kookte
past participle gekookt
infinitive koken
gerund koken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kook kookte
2nd person sing. (jij) kookt kookte
2nd person sing. (u) kookt kookte
2nd person sing. (gij) kookt kookte
3rd person singular kookt kookte
plural koken kookten
subjunctive sing.1 koke kookte
subjunctive plur.1 koken kookten
imperative sing. kook
imperative plur.1 kookt
participles kokend gekookt
1) Archaic.

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

koken

  1. rōmaji reading of こけん
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