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inro

[in-roh] /ˈɪn roʊ/
noun, plural inro.
1.
a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the traditional Japanese costume.
Origin of inro
1610-1620
1610-20; < Japanese inrō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yìn signature seal, chop + lǒng round lidded container; the inro was originally used to carry one's chop
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Word Origin and History for inro

1610s, from Japanese, from Chinese yin "seal" + lung "basket."

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