Usage Japanese Mythology
Scripts 天宇受売, 天鈿女(Japanese Kanji)
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Meaning & History
Japanese goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry. Her name is derived from 天 (ame) meaning "sky, heavens", 宇 (u) meaning "roof, eaves, house" or "the whole world", 受 (zu) meaning "accept" and 売 (me) meaning "sell", or 鈿 meaning "ornamental hairpen" and 女 (me) meaning "woman".