zafu

[ za-foo ]
/ zæˈfu /

noun

a round cushion used in Zen meditation.

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Origin of zafu

First recorded in 1975–80; from Japanese, equivalent to za “seat” + fu “bulrush, cattail,” commonly mistranslated as “sewn seat”; see also zabuton
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