刀工

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Chinese[edit]

knife
 
work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor
simp. and trad.
(刀工)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

刀工

  1. knife skills

Japanese[edit]

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刀工 (tōkō): a swordsmith at work.
Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. May be from Middle Chinese compound 刀工 (taw kuwng, literally knife work). Alternatively, may be a Japanese coinage based on Middle Chinese components.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

刀工 (hiragana とうこう, rōmaji tōkō, historical hiragana たうこう)

  1. a swordsmith, someone who makes swords

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN