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把手

ChineseEdit

 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
hand; convenient
simp. and trad.
(把手)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

把手

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) handle; grip; knob

VerbEdit

把手

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) to hold hands

ReferencesEdit

  • "把手" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-05-11.

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
しゅ
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 把手 (X syuwX, literally hold + hand).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手 (hiragana はしゅ, romaji hashu)

  1. grip, handle, knob

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

Compound of 取り (tori, taking, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 取る toru “to take”) +‎ (te, hand).[2] The spelling for the tori portion is an example of jukujikun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手 (hiragana とりて, romaji torite)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
  3. someone who takes or receives something

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

/torite//totte/

Alteration from torite above.[2][1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手 (hiragana とって, romaji totte)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
Usage notesEdit

The totte reading appears to be more common for the grip, handle sense.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan