独鈷

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どく > どっ
Grade: 5

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
とく > とっ
Grade: 5

Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 独鈷 (duwk gu?)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

独鈷 (hiragana とっこ, rōmaji tokko, historical hiragana とくこ) (alternative reading hiragana どっこ, romaji dokko, historical hiragana どくこ)

  1. (Buddhism) Synonym of 金剛杵 (kongōsho, vajra) (mace and symbol)
  2. a pattern for cloth, consisting of interlocking tokko shapes

Usage notes[edit]

Historically, it appears that this word may have also been read as tokuko and toko. However, these alternative readings seem to be rare and possibly obsolete, and modern dictionaries may not include them.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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