神様

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かみ
Grade: 3
さま
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (kami, deity, god) +‎ (-sama, honorific suffix).[1][2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

神様 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 神樣, hiragana かみさま, rōmaji kami-sama)

  1. (honorific) an honorific reference to any god or deity
    • 1985 August 20, Watanabe, Taeko, “だい四十六 とききずな Ⅲ [Chapter 46: The Bond of Time Ⅲ]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 10 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, pages 159–160:
       (せん) (せい)
      Sensei⁉
      Doctor⁉
      ああ お (とう)さんですか? (だい) (じょう) () もう (しん) (ぱい)いりませんよ  (しゅ) (じゅつ) (せい) (こう)です
      Ā O-tō-san desu ka? Daijōbu mō shinpai irimasen yo Shujutsu wa seikō desu
      Yes? You’re the father, right? Everything’s okay, no need to worry. The surgery was a success.
      …あ…あ  (かん) (しゃ)します———— (かみ)さま…!
      …A…a Kansha shimasu———— Kami-sama…!
      …Ah…ah… Thank———— God…!
    • 2003 March 19 [Dec 29 2001], Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “だい129きょく もどってい! [Game 129: Come Back!]”, in ヒカルの碁 [Hikaru’s Go], volume 15 (fiction), 6th edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, pages 78–79:
      オレなんかいらねェ!もう ()ちたいって ()わねェよ!だから  (かみ)さま!お (ねが)いだ!はじめにもどして!アイツを ()った (いち) (ばん)はじめに () (かん)をもどして‼
      Ore nan ka ira nē! Mō uchitaitte iwa nē yo! Dakara Kami-sama! O-negai da! Hajime ni modoshite! Aitsu o atta ichiban hajime ni jikan o modoshite‼
      I don’t need anything! I won’t ask to play any more! So, God! I’m begging you! Return things back to the beginning! Turn time back to when I first met him, please‼
  2. (figuratively) someone who is remarkably strong or skillful at something

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN