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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
刀-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (when used as a right Radical)

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形)

刀 刀 刀 刀
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 尸竹 (SH), four-corner 17220)

  1. knife, blade, sword
  2. a type of Chinese sabre in the shape of a large knife
  3. a type of ancient coin
  4. measure

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 135, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1845
  • Dae Jaweon: page 304, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 319, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+5200

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping dou1, Yale dou1)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tau, to, Guangdong tau1 [Meixian], tau1, to1 [Hailu], Hagfa Pinyim dau1)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (kata, one side) +‎ (na, edge).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かたな, romaji katana)

  1. (weaponry) a single-edged sword
  2. (weaponry) more specifically, a katana
  3. a small single-edged blade
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Idioms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Chinese (taw). Compare modern Mandarin (dāo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana とう, historical hiragana たう, romaji )

  1. a sword, a katana
  2. a scalpel, such as that used by a surgeon
  3. a kind of bronze or copper money in ancient China, shaped a bit like a sword
Synonyms[edit]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(do)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: do, McCune-Reischauer: to)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin dāo (dao1), fèn (fen4), Wade-Giles tao1, fen4)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin dāo, classifier )

  1. knife, blade
  2. single-edged sword, cutlass
  3. (slang) dollar (laonword)

Derived terms[edit]

Classifier[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin dāo)

  1. measure word for sets of one hundred sheets of paper

Phrase[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-01.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*dɑu)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA to (to1), Guangdong dou1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đao, dao, đeo)

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