Etymology
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kami (n.)

a Japanese word meaning "superior, lord," a title of the gods of Japan, also given to governors. The word was chosen by Japanese converts and Protestant missionaries to refer to the Christian God. Attested in English from 1610s.

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Definitions of kami

Kami (n.)
one the Shinto deities (including mythological beings, spirits of distinguished men, forces of nature);
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