Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

太夫, 大夫

Kana Reading
たゆう
Romaji
tayū
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    high-ranking Noh actor
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    head of a school of noh performance
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    high ranking courtesan (esp. in Yoshiwara) (Edo-period)
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    joruri narrator; manzai narrator
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    female role actor in kabuki
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    low ranking priest in a Shinto shrine
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    lord steward (formerly the fifth court rank)

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