🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
たーぐ【担桶】 : taagu | define meaning
- Bucket; pail; jug
Cognate to Kagoshima たんご tango and たご tago ; Okinawan たーぐ taagu; and the now-obsolete Japanese term たご【担桶】 tago "bucket, pail".
- 日葡辞書 Nippo Jisho (1603) records "tago", translated as "buckets for carrying water", and includes the sentence "tagouo ninǒ" "to carry buckets on both shoulders".
- Historically, this type of bucket was made of wood and was often carried in pairs over one's shoulders using a carrying pole.