Gosu

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Template:Koreanname noimage In Korean, gosu (lit. a high hand) is used to refer a person with great skill, usually in martial arts or in baduk. Currently on the internet, gosu often refers to a good player or item in computer games, such as StarCraft, Diablo II, Lineage, and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

The word comes from the Mandarin Chinese term gao shou (also 高手), which also literally means high hand. A gao shou is someone with a large amount of skill.

It has been thought that gosu originated as an acronym for "God Of Starcraft Universe", however this origin is highly unlikely as the term is also applied to games outside of SC.- (Diablo II, WC, etc.)

There are also commonly used korean words for "a quite good player" (hasu) and "a bad player" (chobo).


Template:Koreanname noimage Gosu is a drummer in pansori performances. He supports soriggun, the singer, by giving rhythms with a soribuk (pansori drum), which is made out of pine tree and cowhide. Impromptu short verbal sounds, chooimsae, also play the an importatnt role.

See also

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