干戈

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Chinese[edit]

 
to concern; to interfere; shield; stem
spear
simp. and trad.
(干戈)

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Noun[edit]

干戈

  1. the weapons of war; arms
  2. (figuratively) the chaos of war; battle

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (干戈):

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 6

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

/kankwa//kanka/

From Middle Chinese compound 干戈 (kan kwa, literally shield + polearm, spear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

干戈 (hiragana かんか, rōmaji kanka, historical hiragana かんくわ)

  1. literally “shields and spears”: a metaphor for weaponry or military force
  2. conflict

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0