つば

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

/tumiha/ → /tumba/ → /tuba/.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

つば (romaji tsuba)

  1. : the guard at the end of the grip of a sword
    • 931-938, Wamyō Ruijushō (book 5 page 45)
      鐔 唐韻云、鐔、音尋、一音潭、都美波 [...] 今俗急呼都婆 劔鼻也
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 620)
      Tçuba. ツバ (鍔・鐔) 刀 (Catana)の鍔, すなわち, 刀の柄(つか)に密着している, 銅やその他の金属製の円いある種の輪.
  2. : the brim of a hat

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

つば (romaji tsuba)

  1. : saliva

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