把手

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Chinese[edit]

 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
hand; convenient
simp. and trad.
(把手)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

把手

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) handle; grip; knob

Verb[edit]

把手

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) to hold hands

References[edit]

  • "把手" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-05-11.

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
しゅ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 把手 (X syuwX, literally hold + hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

把手 (hiragana はしゅ, romaji hashu)

  1. grip, handle, knob

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

Compound of 取り (tori, taking, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 取る toru “to take”) +‎ (te, hand).[2] The spelling for the tori portion is an example of jukujikun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

把手 (hiragana とりて, romaji torite)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
  3. someone who takes or receives something

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

/torite//totte/

Alteration from torite above.[2][1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

把手 (hiragana とって, romaji totte)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
Usage notes[edit]

The totte reading appears to be more common for the grip, handle sense.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan