- 1 Translingual
- 2 Japanese
- KangXi: not present, would follow page 141, character 41
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2076
- Dae Jaweon: page 321, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 345, character 4
- Unihan data for U+5263
- Goon: こん (kon) (non-Jōyō reading)
- Kan’on: けん (ken)
- Kun: つるぎ (tsurugi)
- Nanori: けんざき (kenzaki), まやか (mayaka)
A surface analysis suggests that this might be a compound of tsuru (variously 釣る or 吊る, meaning “to hang, as at one's side”) + ki, but there is no clear etymon for the ki portion. One possibility would be 牙 (“fang”), read as kiba in modern Japanese but also appearing as ki in Old Japanese contexts. Such usage might parallel the combined tooth and blade meanings of the term ha, spelled more specifically as 歯 (“tooth”) and 刃 (“blade”), with these two senses listed as cognates in Japanese dictionaries.
Unknown. Japanese names often apply readings from other words to allude to different meanings.
- A female given name