At first I should say that I know nothing about the Japanese language but I find it fascinating. A few years ago I started playing the amazing video game "sekiro:shadows die twice". Since then, there was always this question in my mind: What does the word "sekiro" mean?
Just for context, the main character in the game is called "wolf" if you play the game in English. If you play in Japanese, he's called 狼 (Ōkami) which seems to be the Japanese word for "wolf". No problem till now!
But in the beginning of the game, the character loses one of his arms, and later in the game another character gives him the nickname "sekiro" because he is a one-armed wolf. That would suggest that somehow the word "sekiro" would mean one-armed wolf in Japanese. And people all over the internet just say that it does. But I can't really wrap my head around it because as I said the Japanese word for "wolf" is something completely different and the Japanese word for "one" seems to be "一" (Ichi).
There is also another character in the game which also only has one arm and is sometimes referred to as "orangutan" and is sometimes called "sekijo" in Japanese. So it seems that somehow "seki" means someone with only one arm and "ro" and "jo" somehow mean "wolf" and "orangutan" but none of it sound right to me. Why can't I find these words if they actually have those translations?
What am I missing? Can anyone explain what's going on here? Thanks