noun, plural to·ri·i.
Origin of torii
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Historical Examples of torii
This latter I will describe when Japan, the land of the torii, is the topic.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
All the beautiful gateways or torii, as they are called, are works of art.The Critic in the Orient
George Hamlin Fitch
In subject and in manner, it is the Torii tradition that he carries on.
Kiyonobu I, the founder of the Torii line, was born in 1664 and died in 1729.
The usual etymology of Torii is bird-perch; from Torĭ, a bird.An Artist's Letters From Japan
John La Farge
noun plural -rii
Word Origin for torii
singular and plural, "gateway to a Shinto temple," Japanese, from tori "bird" + i "to sit, to perch."