sumo etymology

Italian word sumo comes from Japanese 相撲

Detailed word origin of sumo

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相撲 Japanese (jpn) A surname​. (archaic, possibly, _, obsolete) any competition of power and skill, such as sumo. (archaic, possibly, _, obsolete) short for : a sumo wrestler. (archaic, possibly, _, obsolete) short for : in the Heian period, a special ceremonial sumo match held in July to help ensure a good harvest Short for : a sumo wrestler. Short for : in the Heian period, a special ceremonial sumo match [...]
sumo Italian (ita) Sumo (Japanese wrestling).