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刀工

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刀工 (tōkō): a swordsmith at work.
Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
こう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Unclear. May be from Middle Chinese compound 刀工 (taw kuwng, literally knife work). Alternatively, may be a Japanese coinage based on Middle Chinese components.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

刀工 (hiragana とうこう, romaji tōkō, historical hiragana たうこう)

  1. a swordsmith, someone who makes swords

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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