御中

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Alternative formsEdit

  • お腹, 御腹 ("stomach" sense only)

EtymologyEdit

(honorific prefix) +‎ (middle)

NounEdit

御中 (hiragana おなか, romaji onaka)

  1. (originally nyōbō kotoba) abdomen, belly, stomach
  2. (in nyōbō kotoba, the secret language of court ladies) a meal, especially of rice
  3. (in nyōbō kotoba, the secret language of court ladies) cotton
  4. the title of a maid working in the inner part of a military family's house during the Muromachi era
Last modified on 7 August 2011, at 12:27