Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/10

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Subject: RE: [Leica] to all japanese speakers
From: "Mikiro" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:43:27 +0200

> i was wondering if a japanese speaker can, authoratatively and first-hand,
> tell me from whence "bokeh" (or probably "BO KE") derives?  is it
> a shortened
> form of some longer word or phrase?

I described the original meaning of this word several times on LUG. OK. I
will do it again.
"Bokeh" (bo-ke) is a noun that means being obscure. It is not a technical
Indeed, we often use the word to describe second childhood of old persons.
Sorry but I cannot give you its etymology.

In French it should be "beau quai" rather than "bouquet".