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しば

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

shiba [ɕiba]

Definition

Noun

  1. Tongue
  2. (Suffix) Lips; pertaining to the lips
    1. くちしば【口しば
      kuchishiba
      "lips"
    2. っわあしば【上しば
      qwaashiba ~ 'waashiba
      "upper lip"

Etymology

Attested under the spelling seéba (síba) "lips" in the 1818 Vocabulary of the language spoken at the Great Loo-Choo island in the Japan Sea, by Herbert John Clifford. Cognate to Kagoshima and Miyazaki すば suba "lips"; Kumamoto つば tsuba "lips"; Oita つば tsuba "lips"; Sesoko しばー shibaa "lips"; Okinawan しば shiba "tongue; lips"; Yonaguni んば nba "lips"; and standard Japanese つば【唾】 tsuba "saliva" or つば【鍔】 tsuba "guard; brim; flange".

意味:した【舌】、ベロ、タン、くちびる【唇】

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