竜巻

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竜巻: a tornado.
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tatsu, dragon) +‎ 巻き (maki, whirl, spiral), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 巻く (maku, to wind, to roll).[1]

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Noun[edit]

竜巻 (hiragana たつまき, romaji tatsumaki)

  1. a tornado, a twister
  2. a whirlwind, a dust devil (smaller than a tornado)
  3. a waterspout

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 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