かみ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Japanese kami2

Noun[edit]

かみ (katakana カミ, romaji kami)

  1. : god

Etymology 2[edit]

Old Japanese kami1

Noun[edit]

かみ (romaji kami)

  1. : top; up; upper part
Derived terms[edit]
  • 上四方固 (かみしほうがため, Kami-shihō-gatame) (Judo grappling technique) upper four-corners hold

Etymology 3[edit]

By extension from the on'yomi kan of (fumita, small piece of wood, bamboo, or paper used to write on).

Noun[edit]

かみ (romaji kami)

  1. : paper

Etymology 4[edit]

By extension from (kami).

Noun[edit]

かみ (romaji kami)

  1. : hair

Etymology 5[edit]

Attributive form of various verbs having the uninflected form かむ:

Etymology 6[edit]

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Noun[edit]

かみ (romaji kami)

  1. 加味: flavouring, seasoning

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