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|Kanji in this term|
/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.
- a type of long sword
- 大太刀 (ōtachi, ōdachi)