長刀

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Irregular

Etymology[edit]

See 薙刀. The 長刀 spelling (“long blade”) is ateji.

Noun[edit]

長刀 (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