Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Alternative spellings

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From Old Japanese, from Proto-Japonic *noka. The kanji spelling has been used to phonetically spell nuka in the Man'yōshū of 759 CE, as in 雨毛落 (AME2=mo PUR-An-u=ka, the rain doesn't fall?) (Omodaka 1967, p. 552).

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Noun

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ぬか (nukaぬか (nuka)?

  1. : rice bran
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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ぬか (nukaぬか (nuka)?

  1. forehead
  2. kowtowing
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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN