短刀

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Japanese[edit]

Tantōs with "Saya" (sheaths)
Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

+‎ : a "small sword."

Noun[edit]

短刀 (hiragana たんとう, romaji tantō)

  1. (weaponry) A small sword or knife; often used as a secondary weapon to a katana.

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin duǎndāo
Zhuyin ㄉㄨㄢˇ ㄉㄠ
IPA (key) /tu̯a̠n²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ tɑʊ̯⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

短刀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin duǎndāo)

  1. (weaponry) a short knife; short sword; dagger