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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +10, 18 strokes, cangjie input 金廿X金 (CTXC), four-corner 88137)

  1. sickle

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1316, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40693
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1816, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4244, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+938C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale lim4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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(kama): a traditional Japanese sickle.
Kanji in this term
かま
Grade: S
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かま, romaji kama)

  1. a sickle
  2. a sickle-shaped weapon, such as a polearm with a sickle-shaped blade, or a 鎖鎌 (kusarigama)
  3. short for 火打鎌 (hiuchigama): a striker for lighting fires (from the way that pieces of a broken kama blade were used for this purpose)
  4. (slang) a perverse or bent tendency or way of thinking (from the way a kama blade bends)
  5. (slang) a person with a perverse or bent tendency or way of thinking
  6. a category of 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring a sickle
  7. (woodworking) short for 鎌継ぎ (kamatsugi): a hammer-headed tenon (from the way the sickle blade sticks out perpendicular to the handle, similar to the sides of the hammer head on this kind of tenon)
  8. (slang) excessive talkativeness (probably by sound association with the word 喧しい (yakamashii, noisy))
  9. (slang) an excessively talkative person
  10. (slang) a penis (probably from the way that a sickle blade sticks out perpendicular to the handle)

Derived terms[edit]

Idioms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gyeom) (hangeul , revised gyeom, McCune-Reischauer kyŏm, Yale kyem)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin lián (lian2), Wade-Giles lien2)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(gươm)