お握り

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お握り: salmon onigiri
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 握り ‎(nigiri, grasp, grip, handful), the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 握る ‎(nigiru, to grasp, to grip, to squeeze in one's hand).[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

お握り ‎(hiragana おにぎり, romaji onigiri)

  1. (children's word) a closing or grasping of one's hand
  2. a rice ball (from the way the ball is formed by squeezing a handful of rice in one's hands)
    Vaguely similar to a sandwich in concept, but smaller and less filling. Typically has something in the center, or mixed into the rice, such as an 梅干し ‎(umeboshi, pickled plum), tuna salad, salmon, chicken teriyaki, or some other savory ingredient. Often wrapped in 海苔 ‎(nori, a sheet of roasted seaweed), either entirely, or with a strip. Traditionally triangular.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3