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3 Replies ・ Started by Sam62 at 2018-03-01 01:02:12 UTC ・ Last reply by paroissien at 2018-03-09 07:58:05 UTC
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Origin of kuruma

Was this word used prior to the invention of the automobile?

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nVnVnV at 2018-03-01 02:36:48 UTC

俥 =P

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paroissien at 2018-03-09 07:58:05 UTC

Or any cart with handles to carry heavy stuff: http://blog.canpan.info/dandan-minoh/archive/102

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Leebo at 2018-03-01 01:37:08 UTC

Here is an explanation of the etymology.

http://gogen-allguide.com/ku/kuruma.html

It also explains that before automobiles, it was used to refer to things like rickshaws and other transportation with wheels.

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