十手

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十手 (jitte, jittei): Antique Japanese iron truncheon and scabbard.
Kanji in this term
じっ
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of (jiʔ, ten; cross, goon reading) +‎ (te, hand, kun reading).

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Noun[edit]

十手 (hiragana じって, rōmaji jitte)

  1. (weaponry) a Japanese martial arts truncheon:
    A specialized weapon used by police in Edo period Japan. Sometimes incorrectly spelled jutte in English-language sources.
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(さい, ​sai)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
じっ
Grade: 1
てい
Grade: 1
Irregular

Variation of jitte above.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
    • IPA(key): [d͡ʑɨᵝt̚te̞ː]

Noun[edit]

十手 (hiragana じってい, rōmaji jittei)

  1. (rare, weaponry) a Japanese martial arts truncheon:
    A specialized weapon used by police in Edo period Japan. Sometimes incorrectly spelled jutte in English-language sources.
Usage notes[edit]

The jitte reading appears to be more common.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan