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ぎめ

 Kyushu (Kagoshima, Miyazaki)

gime [ɡime]

Definition

Noun

  1. Cricket (Gryllidae spp.)

Etymology

Cognate to Kagoshima and Miyazaki ぎみ gimi and ぎめ gime; and Tanegashima きみ kimi. Likely from ぎり giri and め -me, a variant of むし【虫】 mushi "insect". Compare the standard Japanese word きりぎりす【螽斯】 kirigirisu "cricket; katydid". Compare also these dialectal forms for "cricket": Okayama giisu; Nagano gisu, kisu, giccho, kiccho and kiiccho; Nagasaki and Kumamoto kiname; Wakayama kirikisu and kirisu; Mie girisu and kiryoko; Shimane, Tottori and Okayama kirigo; Okayama and Hiroshima kiriko; Saitama kireezu and kera, etc. See the Ibaraki database for details.

意味:こおろぎ・コオロギ【蟋蟀・蛩・蛬】、きりぎりす・キリギリス【螽斯・蟋蟀】

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