必殺

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See also: 必杀

Chinese[edit]

 
certainly; must; will; necessarily
to kill; to murder; to slaughter
trad. (必殺)
simp. (必杀)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

必殺

  1. to be sure to kill; to be deadly

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひつ > ひっ
Grade: 4
さつ
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be from Middle Chinese compound 必殺 (MC piɪt̚ ʃˠɛt̚, “certainly + kill”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

必殺 (hiragana ひっさつ, rōmaji hissatsu)

  1. lethality, deadliness

Usage note[edit]

Often used attributively with the particle (no), and often translated in such cases as an adjective:

 (ひっ) (さつ) (つるぎ) (ひっ) (さつ) (いち) (げき)
hissatsu no tsurugi, hissatsu no ichigeki
literally, “a sword of lethality, a blow of deadliness” → more naturally, “a lethal sword, a deadly blow”

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN