Other Word Forms of Geisha
Origin of Geisha
Japanese gei art, skill (from Middle Chinese ŋjiaj`) (also the source of Mandarin yì) sha person (from Middle Chinese tʂia´ pronoun for the head of a relative clause) (also the source of Mandarin zhě)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Japanese 芸者 (geisha, “artisan”), from Middle Chinese 藝 (ngièi "art", "craft") + 者 (t͡ʃǽ "-er", "one who does ~").
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