綿貫

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
綿
Grade: 5 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Homophonous with 綿抜き ‎(watanuki, getting out of quilted clothing → changing into summer clothing), and with 腸抜き ‎(the act of gutting fish or poultry; gutted fish or poultry).

The kanji used may be an example of ateji.

Proper noun[edit]

綿貫 ‎(hiragana わたぬき, romaji Watanuki)

  1. A surname​.