The makura-kotoba of primitive Japanese verse

9781130698800: The makura-kotoba of primitive Japanese verse

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... choka 13 momotarazu, ikada wo tsukuri In XIII. choka 157 momotarazu is written, but ashihikino (q. v.) seems to be intended. Momo-yo-gusa, phonetic m. k. of momo yo (idemase). XX. Chichi haha ga, tono no shirihe no, momoyogusa, momoyo idemase, waga kitaru made. Momoyogusa, herb of a hundred ages or years, may be a kind of Pyrethrum. Until my return, be that a hundred years hence, may she await me in all her beauty, like the momoyo that groweth behind her parents' mansion. Idemase=ohashimase. Mono-no-fu-no, like weapon wight, warrior. Used, accompanied by yaso, with Ujikaha (near Kyoto), the River Uji minding of all (_jvz50=eighty) the families (uji) of warriors (mononofu); yaso tomo no wo, all the warriors of the regiments of guards; yaso uji hito, all persons of family; yaso no wotomera, all the maidens of gentle birth; and with yaso no kokoro, uji and Ihase no mori--grove of Ihase, Iha root of ihamu, crowd, fill, as warriors do a camp. Menonofuno is thus mainly a sort of epithet of Yaso, eighty, all, and can only be explained, not translated. VIII. Mononofuno, Ihase no mori no, hototogisu, ima mo nakanu ka, yama no to-kage ni. Amid the shady recesses of the hills, in the grove of Ihase--of encamped hosts minding--not yet, belike, singeth the cuckoo. See also /. choka 13, ///. 52, IV. 59, VI. 77, 92. Mura-kimo-no (M flf, for ffi )Jf), viscerum totalitas. Used with kokoro, heart, as one of the gozb, five viscera, i.e., heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidneys. /. choka 8 murakimono kokoro wo itami, sorrowful my heart among my life-organs. Murasaki-no ($j), like the murasaki flower--Lithospermum officinale (Matsumura). Used with Kokata no umi pl. ri., koka=/fc0úz, deep-tinted (as the m. flower--the British L. officinale--has yellowish flowers, but the ...

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