撒菱

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撒菱: a pair of caltrops

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Compound of (maki, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 撒く (maku, to scatter, to cast, to sow)) +‎ (hishi, a water chestnut; the rhomboid shape of a water chestnut; a caltrop). The hishi changes to bishi due to rendaku (連濁).

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撒菱 (hiragana まきびし, romaji makibishi)

  1. (weaponry) a caltrop; more specifically, the kind of caltrop that is thrown or scattered

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