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kami

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmi
 
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Definition of kami in English:

noun (plural same)

A divine being in the Shinto religion.
Example sentences
  • The kami can be likened to nature spirits, and Shinto shrines are usually found in areas of natural beauty.
  • Because of the concept of kami, Shinto at once affects the way tea is served, the way a package is wrapped, the way a war is fought, and the way an emperor is crowned.
  • I practice daily praying to the kami that nothing will go wrong.

Origin

Japanese.

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