Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn

Shadowings

byLafcadio Hearn

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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Excerpt: ...however, by the name O-Tsugi ("Next"), which will be found in a subsequent list. Names signifying numbers ranging from eighty to a thousand, and upward, are names of felicitation. They express the wish that the bearer may live to a prodigious age, or that her posterity may flourish through the centuries. NUMERALS AND WORDS RELATING TO NUMBER O-Ichi "One." O-San "Three." O-Mitsu "Three." O-Yotsu "Four." O-Roku "Six." O-Shichi "Seven." O-Hachi "Eight." O-Ju "Ten." O-Iso "Fifty." 65 65 Such a name may record the fact that the girl was a first-born child, and the father fifty years old at the time of her birth. O-Yaso "Eighty." O-Hyaku "Hundred." 66 66 The "O" before this trisyllable seems contrary to rule; but Hyaku is pronounced almost like a dissyllable. O-Yao "Eight Hundred." O-Sen "Thousand." O-Michi "Three Thousand." O-Man "Ten Thousand." Pg 135 O-Chiyo "Thousand Generations." Yachiyo "Eight Thousand Generations." O-Shigé "Two-fold." O-Yaë "Eight-fold." O-Kazu "Great Number." O-Mina "All." O-Han "Half." 67 67 "Better half?"

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Title:ShadowingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217555381

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