Chinese Edit

island field; farm
trad. (島田)
simp. (岛田)
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Etymology Edit

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 島田 (Shimada).

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Proper noun Edit


  1. () Shimada (a city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)

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Etymology Edit

Compound of (しま) (shima, island) + () (ta, rice field). Literally, island-like field. The ta changes to da as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

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(しま)() (shimada

  1. Clipping of 島田髷 (Shimada mage, a traditional Japanese hairstyle).
  2. (slang, metonymically) young woman around the age of marriage, known for wearing the Shimada hairstyle
  3. (Yamagata, criminal slang) successful breaking into a storehouse

(しま)() (shimata

  1. (historical, agriculture) raised field created by digging up part of a paddy field
  2. (criminal slang) poverty-stricken and tightly-secured house

Descendants Edit

  • English: shimada

Proper noun Edit

(しま)() (Shimada

  1. Shimada (a city and train station in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)
  2. Shimada (neighborhoods in Japan):
    1. A neighborhood of Tenpaku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
    2. A neighborhood of Ōwani, Aomori Prefecture.
    3. The neighborhoods of Komatsu and Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
    4. The neighborhoods of Ushiku and Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.
    5. A neighborhood of Nakatsu, Ōita Prefecture.
    6. The neighborhoods of Yatsushiro, Jōnan and Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture.
    7. A neighborhood of Sakado, Saitama Prefecture.
    8. A neighborhood of Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture.
    9. The neighborhoods of Ichihara and Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture.
    10. The neighborhoods of Ashikaga and Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture.
    11. The neighborhoods of Agano, Sanjō, Jōetsu and Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture.
    12. A neighborhood of Chikuga, Fukuoka Prefecture.
    13. A neighborhood of Kuwana, Mie Prefecture.
    14. A neighborhood of Kakuda, Miyagi Prefecture.
    15. A neighborhood of Shōnai, Yamagata Prefecture.
    16. A neighborhood of Inami, Wakayama Prefecture.
  3. a surname

(しま)() (Shimata

  1. Shimata (places in Japan):
    1. A neighborhood of Kumiyama, Kyoto Prefecture.
    2. A neighborhood of Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture.
    3. A neighborhood and train station in Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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