The Konkôkenshû is a dictionary of old Ryukyuan court language, compiled in 1711 at the request of the court by Ryukyuan courtier & scholar of Japanese literature Shikina Seimei. It lists words and phrases used in the Ryukyuan royal court, and amongst Ryûkyû's aristocracy, explaining each in Japanese.
The dictionary contains a total of roughly one thousand entries, divided between two volumes - a main volume, labeled 乾, and a supplemental or additional volume, labeled 坤. The entries include many terms from the Omoro Sôshi, as well as quotes from the Ise Monogatari, Genji Monogatari, and Tsurezuregusa.
- "Konkôkenshû." Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia 沖縄コンパクト事典. Ryukyu Shimpo. 1 March 2003.
- Ryûkyû shisetsu, Edo e iku! 琉球使節、江戸へ行く！ Naha: Okinawa Prefectural Museum, 2009. p43.
- This use of the characters kenkon 乾・坤 is one of several common ways of labeling, or "numbering," multi-volume publications. Other common systems include 上・中・下 and 天・地・人 for publications in three volumes.