naginata

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 薙刀 (naginata, literally mowing hatchet).

Noun[edit]

naginata (plural naginatas)

  1. A traditional Japanese halberd: a polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

naginata

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なぎなた