直刀

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Chinese[edit]

 
straight; vertical; frank; directly; straightly; upright
knife
simp. and trad.
(直刀)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

Two Chinese swords (top) of the Sui Dynasty. Bottom: Japanese sword with scabbard, Kofun period, 6th century, Met Museum.

直刀

  1. (weaponry) straight sword

Japanese[edit]

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直刀: Japanese straight swords, 6th-7th century, Kofun period, Met Museum.
Kanji in this term
ちょく
Grade: 2
とう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/chokutau//chokutɔː//chokutoː/

From Middle Chinese compound 直刀 (drik taw, literally straight + knife). Compare modern Mandarin 直刀 (zhídāo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

直刀 (hiragana ちょくとう, rōmaji chokutō, historical hiragana ちょくたう)

  1. (weaponry) a straight sword, particularly one from ancient Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9