See also: Origami and origâmi

English

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paper cranes ((おり)(づる) (orizuru)) folded through origami

Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese ()(がみ) (origami), from () (ori, to fold) + (かみ) (kami, paper).

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Noun

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origami (countable and uncountable, plural origamis)

  1. (uncountable) The Japanese art of paper folding.
  2. (countable) A piece of art made by folding paper.
    • 1993, Communication arts:
      The production notes are folded like the funny origamis that I made in grammar school (only I used to write boy's names inside each section).
  3. (uncountable) The materials science technology that applies the art of origami to products.
  4. (uncountable) The materials science that studies origami applications in various material.
  5. (uncountable) The mathematics field that studies folding two-dimensional surfaces into three-dimensional structures, using folds and creases akin to those in the art of origami.

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Verb

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origami (third-person singular simple present origamis, present participle origamiing, simple past and past participle origamied)

  1. (transitive) To construct by means of decorative paper folding.
    He snatched my serviette and swiftly origamied a swan.

Finnish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈoriɡɑmi/, [ˈo̞riˌɡɑ̝mi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmi
  • Syllabification(key): o‧ri‧ga‧mi

Noun

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origami

  1. origami

Declension

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Inflection of origami (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative origami origamit
genitive origamin origamien
partitive origamia origameja
illative origamiin origameihin
singular plural
nominative origami origamit
accusative nom. origami origamit
gen. origamin
genitive origamin origamien
partitive origamia origameja
inessive origamissa origameissa
elative origamista origameista
illative origamiin origameihin
adessive origamilla origameilla
ablative origamilta origameilta
allative origamille origameille
essive origamina origameina
translative origamiksi origameiksi
abessive origamitta origameitta
instructive origamein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of origami (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative origamini origamini
accusative nom. origamini origamini
gen. origamini
genitive origamini origamieni
partitive origamiani origamejani
inessive origamissani origameissani
elative origamistani origameistani
illative origamiini origameihini
adessive origamillani origameillani
ablative origamiltani origameiltani
allative origamilleni origameilleni
essive origaminani origameinani
translative origamikseni origameikseni
abessive origamittani origameittani
instructive
comitative origameineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative origamisi origamisi
accusative nom. origamisi origamisi
gen. origamisi
genitive origamisi origamiesi
partitive origamiasi origamejasi
inessive origamissasi origameissasi
elative origamistasi origameistasi
illative origamiisi origameihisi
adessive origamillasi origameillasi
ablative origamiltasi origameiltasi
allative origamillesi origameillesi
essive origaminasi origameinasi
translative origamiksesi origameiksesi
abessive origamittasi origameittasi
instructive
comitative origameinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative origamimme origamimme
accusative nom. origamimme origamimme
gen. origamimme
genitive origamimme origamiemme
partitive origamiamme origamejamme
inessive origamissamme origameissamme
elative origamistamme origameistamme
illative origamiimme origameihimme
adessive origamillamme origameillamme
ablative origamiltamme origameiltamme
allative origamillemme origameillemme
essive origaminamme origameinamme
translative origamiksemme origameiksemme
abessive origamittamme origameittamme
instructive
comitative origameinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative origaminne origaminne
accusative nom. origaminne origaminne
gen. origaminne
genitive origaminne origamienne
partitive origamianne origamejanne
inessive origamissanne origameissanne
elative origamistanne origameistanne
illative origamiinne origameihinne
adessive origamillanne origameillanne
ablative origamiltanne origameiltanne
allative origamillenne origameillenne
essive origaminanne origameinanne
translative origamiksenne origameiksenne
abessive origamittanne origameittanne
instructive
comitative origameinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative origaminsa origaminsa
accusative nom. origaminsa origaminsa
gen. origaminsa
genitive origaminsa origamiensa
partitive origamiaan
origamiansa
origamejaan
origamejansa
inessive origamissaan
origamissansa
origameissaan
origameissansa
elative origamistaan
origamistansa
origameistaan
origameistansa
illative origamiinsa origameihinsa
adessive origamillaan
origamillansa
origameillaan
origameillansa
ablative origamiltaan
origamiltansa
origameiltaan
origameiltansa
allative origamilleen
origamillensa
origameilleen
origameillensa
essive origaminaan
origaminansa
origameinaan
origameinansa
translative origamikseen
origamiksensa
origameikseen
origameiksensa
abessive origamittaan
origamittansa
origameittaan
origameittansa
instructive
comitative origameineen
origameinensa

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami), from 折り (おり, ori, to fold) + (かみ, kami, paper).

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origami m (plural origamis)

  1. (uncountable) origami (the Japanese art of paper folding)
  2. (countable) origami (piece of art made by folding paper)

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Icelandic

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami), from 折り (おり, ori, to fold) + (かみ, kami, paper).

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IPA(key): /ˈɔːrɪkamɪ/

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origami n (no plural)

  1. origami (the Japanese art of paper folding)

Indonesian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami), from 折り (おり, ori, to fold) + (かみ, kami, paper).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /o.ri.ɡa.mi/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ri‧ga‧mi

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origami (first-person possessive origamiku, second-person possessive origamimu, third-person possessive origaminya)

  1. origami (the Japanese art of paper folding).

Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami), from 折り (おり, ori, to fold) + (かみ, kami, paper).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /o.riˈɡa.mi/, (rare, less-preferred) /oˈri.ɡa.mi/
  • Rhymes: -ami, (rare, less-preferred) -iɡami
  • Hyphenation: o‧ri‧gà‧mi, (rare, less-preferred) o‧rì‧ga‧mi

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origami m (invariable)

  1. (uncountable) origami (the Japanese art of paper folding)
  2. (countable) origami (piece of art made by folding paper)

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Japanese

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Romanization

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origami

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おりがみ

Polish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from Japanese 折り紙 (origami), from 折り (ori) + (kami).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɔ.riˈɡa.mi/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ami
  • Syllabification: o‧ri‧ga‧mi

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origami n (indeclinable)

  1. (art) origami

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  • origami in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Japanese 折り紙 (おりがみ, origami), from 折り (おり, ori, to fold) + (かみ, kami, paper).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /oɾiˈɡami/ [o.ɾiˈɣ̞a.mi]
  • Rhymes: -ami
  • Syllabification: o‧ri‧ga‧mi

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origami m (plural origamis)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) origami (the Japanese art of paper folding)
    Synonym: papiroflexia

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Welsh

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Etymology

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From English origami, from Japanese 折り紙.

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origami m (uncountable)

  1. origami

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
origami unchanged unchanged horigami
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “origami”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies