JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/pamu//famu//hamu/

From Old Japanese.

Possibly cognate with (ha, tooth). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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VerbEdit

() (hamutransitive godan (stem () (hami), past ()んだ (handa))

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to chew and ingest food; to eat
    Synonyms: 食う (kuu), 食べる (taberu)
    (くさ)()
    kusa o hamu
    to graze
  2. to get paid, receive a stipend (from a duty, work, etc.) (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  3. to harm, injure
    Synonyms: 害する (gaisuru), 損なう (sokonau)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN