鍛冶

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See also: 锻冶

Chinese[edit]

forge; wrought; to discipline smelt
trad. (鍛冶)
simp. (锻冶)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

鍛冶

  1. to forge and smelt (metal)
  2. (figuratively) to steel oneself or to measure one's words

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S
Irregular

/kanauchi//kanuchi/

From Old Japanese. Contraction of older compound (kana) +‎ 打ち (uchi, striking, striker, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 打つ utsu, “to hit, to strike”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
  • IPA(key): [kã̠nɯᵝt͡ɕi]

Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana かぬち, romaji kanuchi)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶司 (​kanuchizukasa), the official imperial court metalsmith or overseer of metalsmiths in the Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S
Irregular

/kanuchi/ → /kanji/ → /kaji/ invalid IPA characters (/→//→/)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana かじ, romaji kaji, historical hiragana かぢ)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶の司 (​kaji no tsukasa), the official imperial court metalsmith or overseer of metalsmiths in the Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan.
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Idioms[edit]
  • 鍛冶の明日に紺屋の明後日 (かじのあしたにこんやのあさって, ​kaji no ashita ni kon'ya no asatte): "a smith's tomorrow, but a dyer's day after tomorrow": a metaphor for someone who makes promises easily but always breaks them

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
たん
Grade: S

Grade: S
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese 鍛冶 (/tuɑn ja/, literally to forge + to fuse (metals)). Compare modern Mandarin 锻冶 (duànyě).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana たんや, romaji tan'ya)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith

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