鍛冶

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese. Change in pronunciation of 金打 (metal striking, metal striker):

/kaneuchi/ or /kanauchi//kanuchi/

The kanji used are ateji.

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Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana かぬち, romaji kanuchi)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶司 (​kanuchizukasa), the official imperial court metalsmith or overseer of metalsmiths in the Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan
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Etymology 2[edit]

/kanuchi/ → /kanji/ → /kaji/

The kanji used are ateji.

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Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana かじ, romaji kaji, historical hiragana かぢ)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶の司 (​kaji no tsukasa), the official imperial court metalsmith or overseer of metalsmiths in the Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Chinese 鍛冶. Compare modern Mandarin 锻冶 (duànyě).

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Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana たんや, romaji tan'ya)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith

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