薙刀

JapaneseEdit

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薙刀: various Japanese polearms; the bottom three are kinds of naginata.
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Kanji in this term
なぎ
Jinmeiyō
なた
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of 薙ぎ (nagi, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 薙ぐ nagu “to mow, to cut down”) +‎ (nata, hatchet). The use of the kanji is ateji.

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NounEdit

薙刀 (hiragana なぎなた, romaji naginata)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
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