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kami

/ˈkɑːmɪ/
noun (pl) -mi
1.
a divine being or spiritual force in Shinto
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C18: from Japanese: god, lord
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Japanese for "superior, lord," a title given to governors, also used of deities; the word chosen by Japanese converts and Protestant missionaries to refer to the Christian god.

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