河童

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From かわわっぱ, or 河 (かわ, "river") + 童 (わっぱ, "child").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

河童 (hiragana かっぱ, romaji kappa)

  1. (mythology) river-dwelling monster from Japanese folklore
  2. cucumber
  3. rolled sushi with cucumber inside