小刀

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

From (ko, small, little) + (katana, sword, blade) or
from (shō, small, little) + (, sword, blade)

NounEdit

小刀 (hiragana こがたな, romaji kogatana)

小刀 (hiragana しょうとう, romaji shōtō)

  1. small knife, short sword

Usage notesEdit

  • kogatana is used more commonly than shōtō

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 小刀を以て殺す (kogatana o motte korosu): to kill with a knife
  • 小刀細工 (kogatana-zaiku): carving with a knife

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎodāo
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄉㄠ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ tɑʊ̯⁵⁵/

NounEdit

小刀 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎodāo)

  1. short sword
  2. pocketknife; penknife
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 13:19