鉄扇

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Japanese[edit]

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鉄扇: a Japanese iron fan with wooden ribs
Kanji in this term
てつ > てっ
Grade: 3
せん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Apparently coined in Japan from Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of ‎(tetsu, iron, steel) +‎ ‎(sen, fan, folding fan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鉄扇 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 鐵扇, hiragana てっせん, romaji tessen)

  1. (weaponry) a Japanese war fan
    Various types existed, including folding fans with blades of wood and ribs of metal, folding fans with ribs of wood and blades of metal, folding fans made entirely of metal, solid fans made of both wood and metal or entirely of metal, and a variety made of metal and used more like a truncheon, but made to look like a folded fan. See the Wikipedia article for more.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  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 978-4-14-011112-3