竹蜻蛉

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竹蜻蛉 (take tonbo): a bamboo helicopter toy.
Kanji in this term
たけ
Grade: 1
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji
Irregular

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (take, bamboo) +‎ 蜻蛉 (tonbo, dragonfly).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

竹蜻蛉 (hiragana たけとんぼ, rōmaji take tonbo)

  1. a bamboo-copter, a helicopter toy, consisting of a short bamboo or wooden dowel with a propeller affixed to one end, that flies when the dowel is spun and released

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes spelled 竹とんぼ, due to the complexity and relative rarity of the kanji spelling of 蜻蛉 for tonbo.

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. ^ 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