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Noun
1. hand-operated electric generator (used in Edo-period medical treatment)From Dutch; Flemish “elektriciteit”
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2. electricityArchaism, See also 電気, orig. meaning
Wikipedia definition
3. ElekiterThe Elekiter is the Japanese name for a type of generator of static electricity used for electric experiments in the 18th century. In Japan, Hiraga Gennai presented his own elekiter in 1776, derived from an elekiter from Holland. The elekiter consists of a small box that uses the power of friction to generate electricity and store it.
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