辻斬り

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
つじ
Jinmeiyō
き > ぎ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

(tsuji, street) + 斬り (kiri), from 斬る (kiru, cut, murder).

Noun[edit]

辻斬り (hiragana つじぎり, rōmaji tsujigiri)

  1. The killing of a passerby on the road at night, in order to test the sharpness of a sword, or to improve one’s skill.