蟀谷

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

From (こめ) (kome, rice) + () (kami, biting, chewing, (れん)(よう)(けい) (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb () (kamu, to bite, to chew)), from the way one's temple moves while eating.

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Particularly: “This word decomposes, most curiously, as "cricket valley". Yet it's clearly not ateji, because then it'd be read as kōrogi-tani.”

Noun[edit]

蟀谷(こめかみ) (komekami

  1. Alternative spelling of 顳顬 (temple (region of skull))