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せんず・しぇんず【船頭】

 Kyushu (Kagoshima)

senzu · shenzu

Definition

Noun

  1. Boatman; ferryman

Etymology

Historically recorded in Gonza's works (ca. early 18th century) under the spelling шенду (shendu). Cognate to standard Japanese せんどう【船頭】 sendou "boatman; captain". Ultimately from Chinese 【船頭・船头】 "bow (of a ship or boat)" (cf. Mandarin chuántóu; Cantonese syun4 tau4; Hakka sòn-thèu; Min Nan chûn-thâu). Similar to Nakijin ふなとー【船頭】 funatoo "boatman; sailor; seaman".

意味:せんどう【船頭】

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