Abe no Kooji

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Abe no Kooji (安倍子祖父) was a Japanese courtier and waka poet of the Nara period.

Biography[edit]

The birth and death dates of the courtier and poet known as Abe no Kooji are unknown.[1] His kabane was Ason.[2] He was an imperial attendant (大舎人 ōtoneri)[1] in the service of Prince Toneri.[1] Kamochi Masazumi [ja]'s Man'yōshū Kogi (万葉集古義) speculates that he was the same person as Hiketa no Kooji (引田朝臣子祖父 Hiketa no Ason Kooji)[who?].[2]

Poetry[edit]

Poems 3838 and 3839 in the Man'yōshū are attributed to him.[2] He presented the poems to Prince Toneri,[3] for which he received a payment of 2,000 mon.[2]

Man'yōgana[4] Modern Japanese text[4] Reconstructed Old Japanese[citation needed] Modern Japanese[citation needed] English translation[citation needed]
吾妹兒之
額尓生流
雙六乃
事負乃牛之
倉上之瘡
我妹子が
額に生ふる
双六の
こと負の牛の
鞍の上の瘡
wagimoko ga
hitai ni ouru
suguroku no
kotoi no ushi no
kura no ue no kasa
Man'yōgana[4] Modern Japanese text[4] Reconstructed Old Japanese[citation needed] Modern Japanese[citation needed] English translation[citation needed]
吾兄子之
犢鼻尓為流
都夫礼石之
吉野乃山尓
氷魚曽懸有 (佐我礼流)
我が背子が
犢鼻にする
つぶれ石の
吉野の山に
氷魚ぞ下がれる
waga seko ga
tafusagi ni suru
tsubure-ishi no
yoshino no yama ni
hio zo sagareru

References[edit]

Works cited[edit]

  • Nakanishi, Susumu (1985). Man'yōshū Jiten (Man'yōshū zen'yakuchū genbun-tsuki bekkan) (paperback ed.). Tokyo: Kōdansha. ISBN 978-4-06-183651-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "Abe no Kooji" 安倍子祖父. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten Plus (in Japanese). Kodansha. 2015. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  • University of Virginia (1999). "Manyoshu [Book 16]". Charlottesville: University of Virginia.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)