Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Japanese foot, containing 10 tsŭn or inches, and equal to about 11¾ English inches.
- n. In Japan, a stick or baton of wood or ivory which was formerly carried at court, and was held in a certain manner to give the body a dignified carriage on state occasions. When the ogi or folding fan was invented, it took the place of the shaku.
- n. a unit of length approximately equivalent to 30.3 cm, ten times a sun, and a tenth of a jō; in the carpenter's square, approximately equivalent to 30.3 cm, and in the cloth measure approximately 37.9 cm
- From Japanese shaku. (Wiktionary)
“Soku is a prefix that means immediate or on the spot, while shaku is short for shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, which is also used as a term for a certain other activity, as you will see from the article.”
“Ba-shaku and sha-shaku are almost invariably mentioned in any decent history textbooks published in Japan, since the uprising of shipping agents in 1426 were a harbinger of the Shocho Uprising 正長の土一揆 in 1428.”
“Sha-shaku was established as a job by the 8th cenutry, as it is mentioned in one of the wooden tablets that were excavated from the remains of the residence of Nagaya-no-Ou 長屋王; 684?”
“Sha-shaku were shipping agents who used wheeled carts.”
“If you read Japanese, try to do some research on sha-shaku 車借 in the medieval Japan.”
“Shipping agents who used horses were called ba-shaku 馬借.”
“And since the blurb on the book covers says that Nir speaks "Iraqi-accented" Arabic, I can only say: "shaku maku?”
“One expression that needs a bit of explanation, however, is soku-shaku.”
“At Shu [u] den's order a hole was dug, just four _shaku_ (feet) in depth.”
“For the burial a bamboo was to be provided -- of length one _shaku_ eight”
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