what does wankyuu mean? the kanji are 椀久 have tried many Japanese dictionaries but have come up empty also are there any resources that are better than jisho and the like for looking up Japanese? thanks in advance

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    kotobank.jp/word/%E6%A4%80%E4%B9%85-665997 Any free online monolingual dictionary will be far better than jisho. – l'électeur Dec 14 '17 at 23:07
  • thanks for the link but it seems like the translations are in japanese – luke Dec 14 '17 at 23:20
  • I still don't understand – luke Dec 14 '17 at 23:37
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    Maybe you could quote the text here so that the context is clearer. That way it would be possible to see whether an answer fits with the instance of the word you want to clarify. – Robert Dec 16 '17 at 1:47
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    「鴈治郎が[新富座]{しんとみざ}で椀久を出した 」-- I think you should be asking the meaning of 出す... The 出す here doesn't mean "get ~~ out". – Chocolate Dec 16 '17 at 7:17

Checking https://kotobank.jp/word/%E6%A4%80%E4%B9%85-665997, I found the following (my attempt at translation of that page).

Full name is 椀屋久右衛門 (wanya kyuuemon). A wealthy merchant from Midomae in Osaka. Had a love affair with the prostitute Matsuyama from Shinmachi. Ended up under house arrest? (座敷牢) after a life of wild excess. Died insane in the 5th year of the Enpou era (1677). Features in kabuki plays, shamisen recitations and musical performances.

Feel free to correct me.

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