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ChineseEdit

 
to concern; to interfere; shield; stem
spear
simp. and trad.
(干戈)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

干戈

  1. the weapons of war; arms
  2. (figuratively) the chaos of war; battle

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 6

Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/kankwa//kanka/

From Middle Chinese compound 干戈 ‎(kan kwa, literally shield + polearm, spear).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

干戈 ‎(hiragana かんか, romaji kanka, historical hiragana かんくわ)

  1. literally “shields and spears”: a metaphor for weaponry or military force
  2. conflict

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
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