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かーみ【亀】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

kaami

Definition

Noun

  1. Turtle; tortoise

Etymology

Cognate to Akita がめ game; Kikai はむぃ hamï, はみー hamii and かみ kami; Okinawan かーみ kaami; and standard Japanese かめ【亀】 kame "turtle; tortoise". Attested in the Okinawan language dictionary (沖縄語典, 1896), by Masayo Nakamoto, under the spellings かみ kami and かーみ kaami.

意味:かめ【亀】

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