Definitions

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  • n. one of the basic sumo exercises; the rikishi raises a leg high in the air to the side, then brings it down with a stamp; it is also performed on the dohyo to drive away bad spirits

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Burma, the posture of prostration with folded hands assumed by a native in the presence of a superior, or before any object of reverence or worship.

Etymologies

Japanese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The names of sumo wrestlers, shiko-na 四股名, are also remnant of the alternative names used in the pre-modern period.

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  • Although they use shiko-na when they work in the sumo industry, they keep their real names in their private lives.

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  • February 19, 2008 at 6:16 am sumo kitteh sayz: how you like mah shiko 四股?

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  • The shameful, abject shiko, neck bent, body doubled up as though inviting a blow, always horrified him.

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  • She bent forward again in a shiko, beating her forehead against the floor.

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  • The Burmans knelt down, lowered their burden to the floor and stood over it with a strange reverent air, slightly bowing, their hands together in a shiko.

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  • Slide 10: Vazhdimisht shiko rreth teje dhe kërko rrugën për te Allahu yt ... … kur do ta gjesh Allahun atëherë ke gjetur çdo gjë ...

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