短刀

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Chinese[edit]

lack; short knife
simp. and trad.
(短刀)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

短刀

  1. (weaponry) short knife; short sword; dagger

Japanese[edit]

Tantōs with "Saya" (sheaths)
Kanji in this term
たん
Grade: 3
とう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

+‎ : a "small sword."

Noun[edit]

短刀 (hiragana たんとう, rōmaji tantō)

  1. (weaponry) A small sword or knife; often used as a secondary weapon to a katana.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • 小刀 (こがたな, ​kogatana)/小刀 (しょうとう, ​shōtō)
  • (かたな, ​katana)
  • 脇差 (わきざし, ​wakizashi)
  • 大小 (だいしょう, ​daishō)

See also[edit]