薙刀

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薙刀: various Japanese polearms; the bottom three are kinds of naginata.
Kanji in this term
な(ぎ)
Jinmeiyō
なた
Grade: 2
kun’yomi jukujikun
Alternative spellings
長刀
眉尖刀

Etymology

Compound of 薙ぎ (nagi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 薙ぐ nagu “to mow, to cut down) +‎ (nata, hatchet, billhook, machete). The use of the kanji is jukujikun (熟字訓).

Pronunciation

Noun

(なぎ)(なた) (naginata

  1. (weaponry) naginata: a traditional Japanese glaive (polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry)
    Synonym: 長刀 (chōtō)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN