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Sumo Wrestler

lì shì
ri kishi
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This literally means "strong man" but is more commonly used as a title for sumo wrestlers.

In Japanese, this is a Rikishi.

力士 is also used in Chinese and old Korean with the same meaning. Occasionally, this will also be used to refer to a strong or mighty man, hero, demigod etc. But anyone in the CJK world will first think of a sumo wrestler before the more literary usage as a strong man or demigod.

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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力士

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lì shì / li4 shi4
li shih
 rikishi / りきし(P);りきじ(ok)
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strong man; sumo wrestler
(1) {sumo} sumo wrestler; rikishi; (2) strong man; (3) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 金剛力士) Deva king; (surname) Rikishi
力者 vīra. A strong or mighty man, hero, demigod. Used for the Licchavi, also 離車; 梨車 (or 黎車); 栗呫媻. The terms 力士城 and 力士生地 are defined as Kuśinagara.

金星

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jīn xīng / jin1 xing1
chin hsing
 Kinsei / きんぼし
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gold star; stars (that one sees from blow to the head etc)
(1) dazzling victory; (2) {sumo} win of a rank-and-file wrestler over the grand champion; (surname) Kinboshi
Śukra, the planet Venus.

心技体

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 shingitai / しんぎたい
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{sumo} three qualities of a wrestler: heart, technique, physique

九六

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 kunroku / くんろく {sumo} ozeki ranked wrestler unable to live up to the expectations of his rank

休場

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 kyuujou / kyujo / きゅうじょう (noun/participle) (1) theater closure; theatre closure; stage absence; (2) {sumo} wrestler's absence from the tournament; (place-name) Yasunba

取的

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 toriteki / とりてき (sumo) low-ranking unsalaried wrestler (ranked below juryo)

四股

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sì gǔ / si4 gu3
ssu ku
 shiko / しこ
{sumo} wrestler's ceremonial leg raising and stomping
The four-armed svastika, or thunderbolt; four arms

小結


小结

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xiǎo jié / xiao3 jie2
hsiao chieh
 koyui / こゆい
summary; short; brief; wrap-up
(sumo) wrestler of the fourth highest rank; (place-name) Koyui

幕尻

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 makujiri / まくじり {sumo} lowest ranked wrestler in makuuchi division

年寄

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 toshiyori / としより (1) old people; the aged; (2) (sumo) trustee of the Japan Sumo Association; retired high-ranking wrestler who is licensed to coach and receives retirement pay; (3) senior statesman (of the Tokugawa shogunate); (4) important local official (under the Tokugawa Shogunate)

張出

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 haridashi / はりだし (irregular okurigana usage) (1) overhang; (2) poster; placard; notice; (3) (sumo) extra third or fourth wrestler of certain rank

明荷

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 akeni / あけに (sumo) luggage trunk for wrestlers and referees; wicker basket for a wrestler's belt, apron, etc.

溜り

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 tamari / たまり (irregular okurigana usage) (1) pile; pool; collection; (2) gathering spot; (3) (sumo) waiting place for a wrestler beside the ring; (4) liquid runoff from miso preparation; (5) (abbreviation) tamari; variety of rich soy sauce (used for sashimi, etc.)

相撲


相扑

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xiāng pū / xiang1 pu1
hsiang p`u / hsiang pu
 sōbaku / すもう
sumo wrestling; also pr. [xiang4 pu1]
(1) (sumo) sumo wrestling; (2) (sumo) (abbreviation) wrestler; rikishi; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (sumo) sumo wrestling; (2) (sumo) (abbreviation) wrestler; rikishi; (surname) Sumou
wrestling

締込

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 shimekomi / しめこみ (sumo) wrestler's belt

角番

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 kadoban / かどばん (1) make-or-break game in a go or shogi tournament; (2) (sumo) ozeki-ranked wrestler being in danger of losing his rank if he fails to win 8 or more bouts in a 15-day tournament

関取

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 sekitori / せきとり {sumo} ranking wrestler in the makuuchi (senior-grade) or juryo (junior-grade) divisions; (place-name, surname) Sekitori

関脇

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 sekiwake / せきわけ {sumo} wrestler of the third highest rank; (surname) Sekiwaki

かど番

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 kadoban / かどばん (1) make-or-break game in a go or shogi tournament; (2) (sumo) ozeki-ranked wrestler being in danger of losing his rank if he fails to win 8 or more bouts in a 15-day tournament

しこ名

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 shikona / しこな (sumo) (kana only) wrestler's stage name

カド番

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 kadoban / カドばん (1) make-or-break game in a go or shogi tournament; (2) (sumo) ozeki-ranked wrestler being in danger of losing his rank if he fails to win 8 or more bouts in a 15-day tournament

ドロ着

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 dorogi / ドロぎ {sumo} clothes a wrestler wears when he has his belt on

下がり

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 sagari / さがり (1) (ant: 上がり・1) fall; decline; lowering; hanging down; drooping; slanting (downward); (2) {sumo} string apron; ornamental cords hanging from the front of a sumo wrestler's belt; (3) (usu. as お下がり) (See お下がり) food offering to the gods; leftovers; hand-me-downs; (4) leaving (one's master's place for home); (n-suf,n) (5) a little after ...

付出し

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 tsukedashi / つけだし (1) bill; account; (2) (sumo) very successful amateur wrestler, allowed to start professional career in makushita division

再入幕

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 sainyuumaku / sainyumaku / さいにゅうまく {sumo} wrestler re-promoted to makuuchi division

再十両

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 saijuuryou / saijuryo / さいじゅうりょう {sumo} wrestler re-promoted to juryo division

初土俵

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 hatsudohyou / hatsudohyo / はつどひょう {sumo} first tournament for a wrestler

勝ち得

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 kachidoku / かちどく {sumo} win of a low-ranked wrestler in the extra eighth bout in the tournament

取り的

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 toriteki / とりてき (sumo) low-ranking unsalaried wrestler (ranked below juryo)

取回し

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 torimawashi / とりまわし (sumo) wrestler's belt used in a bout

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sumo Wrestler力士ri kishi / rikishilì shì / li4 shi4 / li shi / lishili shih / lishih



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