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momme

[mom-ee] /ˈmɒm i/
noun, plural momme.
1.
a Japanese unit of weight equal to 3.75 grams.
Origin of momme
1720-1730
1720-30; < Japanese, equivalent to mon- letter (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese wén) + -me(y) eye (earlier *mai)
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  • The average weight of Japanese is recorded as 13 kwan 830 momme.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • Persimmons of a hundred momme (375 grammes) each; twenty cartloads for the profit of the house at the fall of the year.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville

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