old japanese dictionary
Kotsu - Communication; intercourse; traffic.
- suru - To have intercourse with; communicate with.
The intercourse between Japan and foreign countries prior to the Restoration was very slight indeed.
The traffic between Tokyo and Yokohama is very brisk.
Since the invention of telegraphy and telephone communication has been greatly facilitated and it will, I think, be still further facilitated when flying-machines are commercially successful.
I'm sure the use of the word "intercourse" will give this picture a lot of traffic :-)
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I bought this dictionary for one euro at the - wonderful - Rotterdam second hand market. It is part 2 of three volumes. Ja, page 599 to Ryuzu, page 1286. Reading the English translations is like entering the world of Haruki Murakami.
No date nor editor or printer are mentioned in the book. I suspect that the dictionary dates from 1910 - 1920 because these are dates and technology that are mentioned in the book.
Any information is welcome ...