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]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S
Irregular

/kanauchi//kanuchi/

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

The kanji is jukujikun (熟字訓), from Chinese 鍛冶.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

鍛冶 (hiragana かぬち, rōmaji kanuchi)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶司 (かぬちづかさ) (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, rōmaji kaji, historical hiragana かぢ)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith
  3. short for 鍛冶 (かじ) (つかさ) (kaji no tsukasa), the official imperial court metalsmith or overseer of metalsmiths in the Ritsuryō system of ancient Japan.
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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, rōmaji tan'ya)

  1. smithing
  2. a metalsmith, a smith

Verb[edit]

鍛冶する (hiragana たんや, rōmaji tan'ya)

  1. to smith
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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