Friday, January 20, 2006

Wikipedia

What is the definition of Female Ninjas? Let us see the meaning in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunoichi

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Kunoichi (くノ一) is ninja slang for woman. The term is thought to derive from the names of characters that resemble the three strokes in the Japanese kanji character for woman (女, onna); said in the order they are written: ku (く) - no (ノ) - ichi (一). However, this may be a modern fake etymology, as the ninja of the time wrote it as 九の一 (one of nine) or 九一 (nine one); these transcriptions supposedly come from the fact that all humans have nine openings in common, but women have one more in addition; hence a woman is "one of nine" or "nine plus one".
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http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%8F%E3%83%8E%E4%B8%80
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くノ一(くのいち)は忍者の隠語で女性のことを指し、仕事のしかけに女性を使うことをくのいちの術と呼んだ。
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「くのいち」は女性のことで、正しくは「九ノ一」と書く。人体には目、鼻、口、耳、へそ、肛門の九つの穴がある。女性はもう一つ多いことから、九ノ一と呼ばれたという。女の字を分解した「くノ一」は、現在では女忍者の俗称として使われるようになった、とする説がある。
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