御中

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
なか
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(honorific prefix) +‎ (middle)

Noun[edit]

御中 (hiragana おなか, romaji onaka)

  1. (originally nyōbō kotoba) abdomen, belly, stomach
  2. (in nyōbō kotoba, the secret language of court ladies) a meal, especially of rice
  3. (in nyōbō kotoba, the secret language of court ladies) cotton
  4. the title of a maid working in the inner part of a military family's house during the Muromachi era