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Adusa yumi

‘Catalpa bow’. Used to modify piku ‘pull’, iru ‘shoot’, moto ‘base’, suwe ‘end/tip’, turu ‘bowstring’, yoru ‘draw near’, ya ‘arrow’, oto ‘sound’, kaperu ‘return’, etc. There is, in fact, some disagreement among the commentators as to whether adusa is catalpa or not.