かま

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Etymology 1[edit]

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(kama): a traditional Japanese sickle.

From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE.

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Noun[edit]

かま (kamaかま (kama)?

  1. a sickle
    • 1999 February 4, “ダークキラー [Dark Killer]”, in Vol.1, Konami:
      カマのように(はっ)(たつ)した(うで)()(まわ)(こう)(げき)してくる。
      Kama no yō ni hattatsu shita ude o furimawashi kōgeki shitekuru.
      It attacks with its arms, which have grown like sickles.
  2. a sickle-shaped weapon, such as a polearm with a sickle-shaped blade, or a 鎖鎌 (kusarigama)
    • 1999 July 5, “(オト)() [Sonicmaiden]”, in Booster 3, Konami:
      (おと)(あつか)うのが(とく)()なオトメ。(おん)()カマ使(つか)(こう)(げき)する。
      Oto o atsukau no ga tokui na otome. Onpu no kama o tsu kai kōgeki suru.
      A maiden proud of her ability to manipulate sound. She attacks with her musical-note-shaped scythe.
  3. short for 火打鎌 (hiuchigama): a striker for lighting fires (from the way that pieces of a broken kama blade were used for this purpose)
  4. (slang) a perverse or bent tendency or way of thinking (from the way a kama blade bends)
  5. (slang) a person with a perverse or bent tendency or way of thinking
  6. a category of 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring a sickle
  7. (woodworking) short for 鎌継ぎ (kamatsugi): a hammer-headed tenon (from the way the sickle blade sticks out perpendicular to the handle, similar to the sides of the hammer head on this kind of tenon)
  8. (slang) excessive talkativeness (probably by sound association with the word 喧しい (yakamashii, noisy))
  9. (slang) an excessively talkative person
  10. (slang) a penis (probably from the way that a sickle blade sticks out perpendicular to the handle)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

かま (kamaかま (kama)?

  1. area of a fish around the gills
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Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative spellings




From Old Japanese kama, signifying a container for high heat and referring variously to a hearth, oven, pot, kettle. Possibly cognate with Korean 가마 (gama, kiln; oven).

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かま (kamaかま (kama)?

  1. : a rice-cooker
  2. : a kiln, an oven
  3. , : a kitchen range
  4. : a boiler, as for a steam engine
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN