胡麻

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Chinese[edit]

barbarian; recklessly; surname
 
(to have) pins and needles; tingling; hemp
(to have) pins and needles; tingling; hemp; numb; to bother
simp. and trad.
(胡麻)
Literally: “foreign hemp”.
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Etymology[edit]

This word originally referred to flax (Linum usitatissimum), an import from the Western Regions, but was later confounded with sesame. For more on the background, see Laufer (1967).

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Noun[edit]

胡麻

  1. flax (Linum usitatissimum); linseed
  2. sesame (Sesamum indicum)

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (胡麻):
  • Japanese: 胡麻(ごま) (goma)
  • Korean: 호마 (胡麻, homa)

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō

Grade: S
on’yomi
Sesame-Seeds.jpg

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()() (goma

  1. sesame (either the plant or the seeds)

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