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おかた【お方・御方・お妻・御妻】

 Kyushu (Kagoshima)

okata [okata]

Definition

Noun

  1. (Honorific) Used to refer to one's own wife: "Wife", "Dear", "Honey", etc.

Etymology

Attested under the entry "[Satsuma dialect] Okata ... [Yedo] niôbô ... wife" in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (1881), page 34.

Notes

Historically, the form おかた okata was mostly used by the upper class, while the form うっかた【内方】 ukkata was common among the lower class.

意味:かない・やうち【家内】、つま【妻】、じぶんのつま【自分の妻】、にょうぼう【女房】

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