団扇

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団扇 (uchiwa, dansen): a Japanese rigid hand fan.

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: S
Irregular

Compound of 打ち (uchi, hitting; batting) +‎ (wa, wing). The kanji are an example of jukujikun.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

団扇 (hiragana うちわ, romaji uchiwa, historical hiragana うちは)

  1. a rigid hand fan that does not fold
  2. short for 軍配団扇 (gunbai uchiwa): a rigid fan used for military signaling
  3. a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring an uchiwa design
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: 5
せん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 團扇 (dhuɑn syenH, literally circle fan). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 團扇 and simplified 团扇 (tuánshàn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

団扇 (hiragana だんせん, romaji dansen)

  1. a rigid hand fan that does not fold
  2. short for 軍配団扇 (gunbai uchiwa): a rigid fan used for military signaling

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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