Fake Etymologies

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ki‧mo‧no, n. /kɪˈmoʊˌnoʊ/

Originally Japanese. Composed of two parts. The first syllable comes from Chinese (Romanized or chi), meaning “life energy.” The remainder from Japanese (mono), meaning “thing.” Thus, a “thing” worn to keep body heat (life energy) from escaping.