Japanese Word Entry

獺祭
Kana:だっさい
Romaji:dassai
Definitions:
  1. arraying a number of reference books in order to compose poetry, literary composition crammed with maxims, ancient episodes, legends, etc.

  2. otters lining a catch of fish on a river bank, (people) making offerings (esp. of fish)


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Chinese characters used in this word

otter
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄚˋ (tà), ㄊㄚˇ (tǎ)
Cantonese: caat3
Japanese: ダツ (datsu)、 タツ (tatsu) / うそ (uso)、 かわ (kawa)、 かわうそ (kawauso)
Korean: 달 (dal), 찰 (chal)
Vietnamese: thát, rái
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

ritual, offer prayers, celebrate, deify, enshrine, worship, sacrifice to
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧˋ (jì), ㄓㄞˋ (zhài)
Cantonese: zai3
Japanese: サイ (sai) / まつ.る (matsuru)、 まつ.り (matsuri)
Korean: 제 (je), 채 (chae)
Vietnamese: tế, sái