花魁

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  • 花魁(おいらん)
    おいらん (oiran)

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  • historical termnoun
    oiran, high-ranking courtesan
    • archaismnoun
      prostitute
      • Kurtisane, Oiran (hochrangige Prostituierte der Edo-Zeit; ein bestimmte Klasse der lizenzierten Prostituierten in den Bordellen Yoshiwaras und der Vergnügungsviertel Edos; Oiran unterhielten ihre Kunden in gut ausgestatteten Räumlichkeiten und hatten oft mehrere Diener, die sich um ihre Bedürfnisse kümmerten; ein alltäglicher Anblick war der Oiran dōchū, der Zug der Oiran in ihrem feinsten Kimono begleitet von ihren Bediensteten)
        • örömlány, prostituált
          • (уст.) ойран (куртизанка высшего ранга)
            • prostituta, ramera
              • kurtisan

                Kanji in this word

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                • 7 strokes

                  flower

                • 14 strokes

                  charging ahead of others