しまい

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb しまう (shimau, to finish, to end).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

しまい (rōmaji shimai)

  1. the finish, end, or conclusion of something

Etymology 2[edit]

The reading of various kanji compounds.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

しまい (rōmaji shimai)

  1. 姉妹: sisters (both older and younger)
  2. 仕舞: a noh dance performed without music or costume, with the actors wearing formal attire
  3. 四枚: four of something flat and thin (such as paper or boards)

Proper noun[edit]

しまい (rōmaji Shimai)

  1. 島井: a surname; a place name

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9