太刀

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Japanese[edit]

A back view of a samurai with a tachi in armor wearing a sashimono, holding a spear and a severed head.
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Etymology[edit]

/tati/ [tatɕi]. The nominalized form of verb 断つ (tatsu, to sever). The kanji are ateji. Originally written as 大刀 "great sword" represented by straight swords, later written as 太刀 to represent curved swords.

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Noun[edit]

太刀 (hiragana たち, rōmaji tachi)

  1. a type of long sword

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