竜巻

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竜巻 (tatsumaki): a tornado.
Kanji in this term
たつ
Grade: S
ま(き)
Grade: 6
kun’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tatsu, dragon) +‎ 巻き (maki, whirl, spiral), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 巻く (maku, to wind, to roll).[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

竜巻 (hiragana たつまき, rōmaji tatsumaki)

  1. a tornado, a twister
    • 1999 May 25, “ワイバーン [Wyvern]”, in BOOSTER 2 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (はね)をはばたかせて (きょう) (りょく) (たつ) (まき)をおこす。
      Hane o habatakasete kyōryoku na tatsumaki o okosu.
      It causes powerful tornadoes by flapping its wings.
    Synonyms: トルネード (torunēdo)
  2. a whirlwind, a dust devil (smaller than a tornado)
    Synonyms: 旋風 (senpū, tsumujikaze)
  3. a waterspout

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  4. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  5. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0