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I've always loved the idea of mythologies linked to or underlying everyday life, like the kami gods of Shintoism, where every rock, tree and stream has its own little god associated with it.
Charles Soule

Meaning of "kami" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KAMI

From Japanese: god, lord.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KAMI

kami  [ˈkɑːmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KAMI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kami is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kami

Kami

Kami are the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto. They are elements in nature, animals, creationary forces in the universe, as well as spirits of the revered deceased. Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of entire clans, and some ancestors became Kami upon their death if they were able to embody the values and virtues of Kami in life. Traditionally great or charismatic leaders like the Emperor could be kami. In Shinto, Kami are not separate from nature, but are of nature, possessing positive and negative, good and evil characteristics. They are manifestations of Musubi, the interconnecting energy of the universe, and are considered exemplary of what humanity should strive towards. Kami are believed to be “hidden” from this world, and inhabit a complementary existence that mirrors our own, shinkai. To be in harmony with the awe inspiring aspects of nature is to be conscious of kannagara no michi . Though the word Kami is translated in multiple ways, no one definition expresses its full meaning.

Definition of kami in the English dictionary

The definition of kami in the dictionary is a divine being or spiritual force in Shinto.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KAMI


army
ˈɑːmɪ
balmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
barmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
calmy
ˈkɑːmɪ
Carme
ˈkɑːmɪ
chiyogami
ˌtʃɪjəʊˈɡɑːmɪ
Coomaraswamy
kuːˌmɑːrəˈswɑːmɪ
Khatami
kəˈtɑːmɪ
kirigami
ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ
malmy
ˈmɑːmɪ
origami
ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ
palmie
ˈpɑːmɪ
palmy
ˈpɑːmɪ
pastrami
pəˈstrɑːmɪ
salami
səˈlɑːmɪ
Sami
ˈsɑːmɪ
smarmy
ˈsmɑːmɪ
swami
ˈswɑːmɪ
tatami
təˈtɑːmɪ
Zeami
siːˈɑːmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KAMI

kamala
Kamchatka
Kamchatkan
kame
kameez
kamelaukion
Kamensk-Uralski
Kamerad
Kamerlingh-Onnes
Kamerun
Kamet
kamichi
kamik
kamikaze
Kamilaroi
Kamloops trout
Kammerer
kamokamo
Kampala
kampong

WORDS THAT END LIKE KAMI

Adami
Aegospotami
agami
ami
calami
gourami
hippopotami
hypothalami
kissing gourami
Miami
prochain ami
rami
Seami
thalami
tsunami
umami

Synonyms and antonyms of kami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KAMI

Find out the translation of kami to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kami from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kami» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神明
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kami
570 millions of speakers

English

kami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कामी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ками
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Kami
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kami
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kita
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

kami
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

kami
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कामी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kami
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ками
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kami
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κάμις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kami
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kami
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KAMI»

The term «kami» is very widely used and occupies the 4.545 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KAMI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kami

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QUOTES WITH «KAMI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word kami.
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Charles Soule
I've always loved the idea of mythologies linked to or underlying everyday life, like the kami gods of Shintoism, where every rock, tree and stream has its own little god associated with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KAMI»

Discover the use of kami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shinto the Kami Way
Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millenia of indigenous Japanese belief in the Kami - the sacred spirits worshipped in Shinto - and in communal life, the way of the Kami.
Sokyo Ono, William Woodard, 2011
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Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami
This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture.
John Breen, Mark Teeuwen, 2013
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Beautiful Creatures
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, 2013
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Beautiful Chaos
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town.
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, 2011
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Beautiful Darkness
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed.
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, 2010
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Toxoplasma Gondii: The Model Apicomplexan - Perspectives and ...
T. gondii remains the best model system for studying the entire Apicomplexa group of protozoans, which includes Malaria, making this new edition essential for a broad group of researchers and scientists.
Louis M. Weiss, Kami Kim, 2013
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Buddhas and Kami in Japan: Honji Suijaku as a Combinatory ...
55 It is this view that we find in Hokke writings on the kami. The author of Hokke shintō hiketsu at firstseems to embrace the idea that kami should notbeworshipped. Presenting a new version of a populartaxonomy of the kami, he discussed the ...
Fabio Rambelli, Mark Teeuwen, 2003
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Beautiful Creatures: Dream Dark
Praise for Beautiful Creatures: 'Watch out Twilight and Hunger Games' - The Guardian 'Move over Twilight, there's a new supernatural saga in town.' - E! 'This novel has been generating Twilight-level buzz.
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, 2011
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Beautiful Redemption
Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, 2012
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Kami-Kaze
Shikone, one of the Beasts, has been sent by Otoroshi to attack Tokyo Bay.
Satoshi Shiki, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kami is used in the context of the following news items.
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RGU Graduations: Work and study pay off for Highlands woman …
RGU Graduations at HMT friday afternoon ; Pictured - Katrine Black of Portmahomack. Picture by Kami Thomson 17-07-15. Katrine Black has ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
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Reversals mark Superliga opener | Sports, News, The Philippine …
“Hindi naman kami katangkaran kaya ang ginawa namin placing lang, more on spin shots (Since we're not that tall, we just leaned on placing ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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PREVIEW: PNG v Namibia the highlight on day of crucial Group A …
Nepal: Paras Khadka (capt), Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Subash Khakurel, Siddhant Lohani, ... «International Cricket Council, Jul 15»
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The Butcher goes to Jahannam - Rappler
Lechonsito and Ridao approached him and with sad eyes asked: “Ay Andal, bakit mo naman kami sinali sa away ninyong mga warlords? «Rappler, Jul 15»
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Lawmaker slammed for 'arrogance' - The Manila Times OnlineThe …
“Kung gusto niyang mutabang maminaw siya kanamo kay kami ang nakasinati sa maong abuso (If she wants to help, she should listen to us, ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
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Young Pinoy booter trains with Man U - The Manila Times …
“Nagdadalawang-isip kami nung una kasi baka nga scam lang siya or something pero tinry na rin namin then pinadalhan siya ng invitation ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
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All-MRC softball teams announced - The Daily Nonpareil - Council …
OF: Kalyn Damgaard, Abraham Lincoln; Kami Schlag, Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Tia Ross, Abraham Lincoln; Rylie Zyzda, SC East. UT: Amber ... «The Daily Nonpareil, Jul 15»
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''Her' Story' tells real women stories | New Pittsburgh Courier
Ronald Taylor, Tiffany Glenn-Davis, Kami Small , London Mariya Glanton, A'lia Denay Grandison, Markeya Lowr, Andre Pruitt, Elijah Thompson ... «New Pittsburgh Courier, Jul 15»
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Abante Online - Say Chiz: Atrasado sa upa kaya hinarass ng kasera
Nakatira po ako sa San Pedro, Laguna City. Kami ay tenant ng paupahang apartment. Hina-harass kami ng may-ari ng apartment kasi nakiusap kami na gamitin ... «Abante Online, Jul 15»
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Dominant PNG progress to knockouts with easy win | Cricket | ESPN …
A low full toss from Reva came off the toe of Sompal Kami's bat and floated to Vala at midwicket, before the innings was ended four balls into ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»

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