|Kanji in this term|
|とま > どま|
Compound of 素 (su, “purely, just, only”) + 泊まり (tomari, “staying over, spending the night, overnight lodging”, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “stem or continuative form”) of verb 泊まる tomaru, “to stay overnight”). The tomari changes to domari as an instance of rendaku (連濁).
- A lodging or accommodation arrangement that includes just the overnight stay, and not any meals. (Japanese inns traditionally include breakfast, and sometimes even dinner, as part of the standard amenities.)