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まがたま【勾玉】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

magatama [maɡatama]

Definition

Noun

  1. Magatama beads; comma-shaped beads

Etymology

Cognate to standard Japanese まがたま【勾玉】 magatama "". Ultimately a compound of まが【曲が・勾が】 maga- "bent" and たま【玉】 tama "ball; orb; sphere; bead".

Notes

Necklaces made of magatama beads were worn by Ryukyuan shamanesses up until the early 20th century.

意味:まがたま【勾玉】

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