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Proto-Japanese: *tǝkusa
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a k. of horse-tail
Russian meaning: вид хвоща
Middle Japanese: tòkùsà
Tokyo: tokusá
Kyoto: tókùsà
Kagoshima: tokúsa
Comments: JLTT 549. Kagoshima reflects *tǝ́kúsá, but all other forms reflect low tone, probably under double influence of *kùsà 'grass' and *tùkúsi 'horse-tail' (q.v.).

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