眉尖刀

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

See 薙刀. The 眉尖刀 spelling (“eyebrow pointy blade”) is ateji, based on the shape of the naginata blade vaguely resembling an eyebrow turned up at the end.

NounEdit

眉尖刀 (hiragana なぎなた, romaji naginata)

  1. Alternative spelling of 薙刀: (weaponry) a traditional Japanese halberd: a polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry
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