1 Reply ・ Started by Umbre124 at 2022-01-23 12:45:51 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2022-01-23 13:16:37 UTC
This is a discussion about 奏でる

奏でる's old meaning

Why does 奏でる mean "to dance" but is considered obsolete, I've heard the song 奏 by Sukima switch and that's how I found out about this word.

Leebo at 2022-01-23 13:16:37 UTC

I'm not sure what you mean by "why". I think it's not hard to see how dancing is related to playing music. But it just doesn't get used that way in modern Japanese. Languages change over time.

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