太夫, 大夫, たゆう

  • tayū

Definition of 太夫,大夫,たゆう

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • high-ranking Noh actor

  • head of a school of noh performance

  • high ranking courtesan (esp. in Yoshiwara) (Edo-period)

  • joruri narrator
  • manzai narrator

  • female role actor in kabuki

  • low ranking priest in a Shinto shrine

  • lord steward (formerly the fifth court rank)

Related Kanji

plump, thick, big around
husband, man
large, big

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