金槌

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Japanese[edit]

金槌 (kanazuchi): various kinds of traditional hammers with metal heads.
金槌 (kanazuchi): a modern metal hammer.
Kanji in this term
かな
Grade: 1
つち > づち
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (kana, metal) +‎ (tsuchi, hammer, mallet). The tsuchi changes to zuchi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

金槌 (hiragana かなづち, rōmaji kanazuchi)

  1. a hammer with at least a metal head, or possibly made entirely of metal
  2. (figuratively) someone who cannot swim at all (from the way that a metal hammer will drop quickly in water)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN