New answers tagged

4

礼楽 is a fairly uncommon word. It's not very nice to use such a difficult word to explain the meaning of an easy word... Anyway, here its meaning is more of "ritual/ceremony and music" rather than "ritual music". So it's one of the compounds that just mean "A and B", such as 男女, 天地, 山河, 妻子, 文武 and 見聞. Music played by a 堂 doesn't ...


4

What's the etymological linkage of 「眉{まゆ}」and「繭{まゆ}」? Ultimately, uncertain. What can we say about these etymologically? We do have some historical data on both terms. We know that both were previously read as mayo. Shogakukan's 国語大辞典【こくごだいじてん】 (KDJ) entry for 繭【まゆ】 ("cocoon") indicates that this is first attested in the 万葉集【まんようしゅう】 of 759 with a ...


Top 50 recent answers are included