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軍配団扇

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軍配団扇 (gunbai uchiwa): a Japanese signaling fan.
Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 軍配 (gunbai, army signalling) +‎ 団扇 (uchiwa, rigid Japanese hand fan).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Tokyo) んばいうち [gùńbáí úchíwà] (Nakadaka - [6])[2][3]
  • (Tokyo) んばいうちわ [gùńbáí úchìwà] (Nakadaka - [5])[2][3]
  • IPA(key): [ɡɯ̃ᵝmba̠i ɯᵝt͡ɕiɰᵝa̠]

NounEdit

軍配団扇 (hiragana ぐんばいうちわ, romaji gunbai uchiwa)

  1. (sumo) a lacquered wooden fan used for signaling by the 行司 (gyōji, sumo referee)
  2. (warfare) a rigid fan used for military signaling
  3. a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring a gunbai uchiwa design
  4. alternate name for 軍配薺 (gunbai nazuna): the field pennycress, Thlaspi arvense

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 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