眉尖刀

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

See 薙刀. The 眉尖刀 spelling (“eyebrow pointy blade”) is ateji, based on the shape of the naginata blade vaguely resembling an eyebrow turned up at the end.

Noun[edit]

眉尖刀 (hiragana なぎなた, romaji naginata)

  1. Alternative spelling of 薙刀: (weaponry) a traditional Japanese halberd: a polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry