武士

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Chinese[edit]

martial; military scholar; warrior; knight
simp. and trad.
(武士)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

武士

  1. warrior; fighter; soldier
  2. member of a powerful military caste (in medieval Europe or Japan); samurai
  3. (historical) palace guard

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

武士 (hiragana ぶし, rōmaji bushi)

  1. samurai, warrior
    武士 (ぶし) ()わねど高楊枝 (たかようじ)
    bushi wa kuwanedo takayōji
    a samurai, even when he has not eaten, uses a toothpick like a lord

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 4
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mo̞no̞no̞ɸɯ̟ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

武士 (hiragana もののふ, rōmaji mononofu)

  1. samurai, warrior

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

武士 (musa) (hangeul 무사)

  1. Hanja form? of 무사, “warrior”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Han character[edit]

武士 (vũ sĩ, võ sĩ)

  1. combat sport contender; judoka, karateka, boxer, etc.
  2. warrior
  3. samurai