からむし

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The initial kara is likely から (kara, Korea, China, foreign land). The final -musi may be cognate with Middle Korean 모시 (mosi, ramie cloth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

からむし (romaji karamushi)

  1. : (plant) ramie, Boehmeria nivea var. nipononivea
  2. : cloth made from the ramie plant
    • c. 800: Shibunritsu Ongi (page 47)
      蒭麻衣 加良牟斯
    • 898-901: Shinsen Jikyō (volume 7 page 8)
      枲 <...> 麻 加良牟志
    • 898-901: Shinsen Jikyō (volume 7 page 34)
      葈○ 加良牟志
    • 898-901: Shinsen Jikyō (volume 11 page 30)
      枲 <...> 麻也 加良牟自
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 6 page 57)
      麻苧 <...> 新撰字鏡 枲訓加良乎 葈訓和名加良无之 <...> 昌平本有和名二字 持統紀苧同訓爲加良无之 <...>

References[edit]

  • 1979 [c. 800], Hiroshi Tsukishima, Kojisho Ongi Shūsei 2: Shibunritsu Ongi (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Kyūko Shoin, ISBN 4-7629-3089-X:
  • 1967 December 15 [898-901], Shōjū; Kyōto Daigaku Bungakubu Kokugogaku Kokubungaku Kenkyūshitu, Shinsen Jikyō (Zōteiban) (in Japanese), Kyōto: Rinsen, ISBN 4-653-00029-8: