JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
きん
Grade: 1
kan’on

EtymologyEdit

From the resemblance of the shorthand cursive version of the character (as displayed on the back of the pawns) to the hiragana letter (to).[1]

 
と金

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(きん) (tokin

  1. (shogi) a promoted 歩兵 (fuhyō, pawn) that moves like a 金将 (kinshō, gold general)
    Synonym: (to)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tokin

See alsoEdit

Shogi pieces (将棋)
Unpromoted
(生駒)
name 王将
玉将
金将 銀将 桂馬 香車 飛車 角行 歩兵
abbr.
Promoted
(成駒)
name - - 成銀 成桂 成香 竜王 竜馬 と金
abbr. - - * * *
*These 3 abbreviations are only used as a typographical convention. They are pronounced the same as their full names.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN