男手

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
おとこ
Grade: 1
て > で
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Compound of (otoko, man) +‎ (te, hand). The te changes to de as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(おとこ)() (otokodeをとこで (wotokode)?

  1. a man's work or effort
  2. the handwriting of a man
  3. (by extension) Synonym of 漢字 (kanji): Chinese characters used to write Japanese, as opposed to kana
  4. a male worker

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おのこ
Grade: 1
て > で
Grade: 1
irregular kun’yomi

Compound of (onoko, boy, young man) +‎ (te, hand). The te changes to de as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Noun[edit]

(おのこ)() (onokodeをのこで (wonokode)?

  1. (rare) the handwriting of a man or male
  2. (rare) Synonym of 漢字 (kanji): Chinese characters used to write Japanese, as opposed to kana

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN