Origin of Kabuki
Japanese art of singing and dancing ka singing (from Middle Chinese ka) (also the source of Mandarin gē) bu dancing buto ki art, artist (from Middle Chinese kfii`) (also the source of Mandarin jì)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Japanese 歌舞伎 (kabuki, かぶき), from Middle Chinese 歌舞 (ka-mjú "song and dance") (compare Mandarin gēwǔ 歌舞) + 伎 (gjé "performer").
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