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In Masaoka Shiki's haiku 千年の煤もはらはず仏だち, is 仏だち intended, or a mistake?

As you may know, the haiku language still has a strong tendency to retain the classical grammar. While the plural suffix is no longer pronounced だち, it had a voiced variant. -たち 【達】 接尾語 …方(がた)。多くの…。「...
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etymology of 排球

I can only find limited information online. The Nihon Kokugo Daijiten ("NKD") entry available online via Kotobank here gives us a first citation of 1931, but no other etymological ...
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Etymology of 甘え

Dating The noun 甘【あま】え appears relatively late in 1942, if the Nihon Kokugo Daijiten ("NKD") entry over here at Kotobank is to be trusted. That said, this is simply the noun use of the 連用形【...
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遊星{ゆうせい} meaning planet?

When it comes to etymology, looking up the historical meaning(s) of individual characters on Wiktionary can prove helpful. In the case of 遊, the first two meanings they list are: 1) travel, tour; 2) ...
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Etymology of ガン詰め

This ガン is a slang prefix that roughly means "intensively" or "entirely". Other slang words that start with ガン include: ガン見(する) ガン無視(する) ガンギレ(する) ガン泣き(する) ガンギマリ ガン詰め is less ...
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