竜巻

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たつ
Grade: S
まき
Grade: 6
kun'yomi
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竜巻: a tornado.

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

竜巻 (hiragana たつまき, rōmaji tatsumaki)

  1. a tornado; a twister
  2. a whirlwind; a dust devil (smaller than a tornado)
  3. a waterspout

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0