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あわ
Grade: S
もり
Grade: 6
kun’yomi
 
泡盛 (awamori): Various brands of awamori for sale in Ginza, Tokyo.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Originally a compound of (あわ) (awa, millet) + () (mori, lots of, pile of, ample portion of). Awamori was originally made primarily from millet.[1]

The current spelling using (bubble) for the awa portion is an example of ateji (当て字), possibly reflecting the change in ingredients from millet to rice.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(あわ)(もり) (awamori

  1. a kind of strong rice whiskey from Okinawa
    • 2020 June 14 (last accessed), Okinawa prefecture sake brewing association, “Awamori tte, donna o-sake?”, in Okinawa awamori[1]:
      泡盛(あわもり)(おお)きな特徴(とくちょう)(つぎ)4() (てん)といえます。 1. 原料(げんりょう)(こめ)使用(しよう)する。 2. 黒麹菌(くろこうじきん)(もち)いる。 3. 仕込(しこ)みは 1 (かい)だけの(ぜん)(こうじ)仕込(しこ)みである。 4. 単式(たんしき)蒸留(じょうりゅう)()蒸留(じょうりゅう)する。
      awamori no ōkina tokuchō wa tsugi no 4 ten to iemasu. 1 Genryō ni kome o shiyō suru. 2 Kurokōjikin o mochīru. 3 Shikomi wa 1 kai dake no zen kōji shikomi dearu. 4 Tanshiki jōryū ki de jōryū suru.
      Awamori can be said to have the following four major traits. 1. Uses rice as the main ingredient. 2. Uses black kōji [Aspergillus niger]. 3. All ingredients are prepared at one time. 4. Distilled by simple distillation.

DescendantsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: awamori

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

(あわ)(もり) (Awamori

  1. (historical, colloquial) Satsuma Domain (as it had claims in the Okinawa region)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

OkinawanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Japanese 泡盛 (awamori). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

泡盛 (kana あーむい, rōmaji āmui)

  1. awamori (strong rice whiskey)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ アームイ” in Okinawa Center of Language Study, Shuri-Naha Dialect Dictionary.
  • あーむい” in Okinawan Dictionary - KozaWeb.
  • 沖縄語辞典 (Okinawago Jiten, “Okinawan Dictionary”)[2], 1963