ChineseEdit

 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
hand; convenient; ‑er
simp. and trad.
(把手)
anagram 手把

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

把手

  1. handle; grip; knob

VerbEdit

把手

  1. (literary) to hold hands

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
しゅ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 把手 (X syuwX, literally hold + hand).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手(はしゅ) (hashu)

  1. grip, handle, knob

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
とり
Grade: S

Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

Compound of 取り (tori, taking, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 取る (toru, to take)) +‎ (te, hand).[2] The spelling for the tori portion is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手(とりて) (torite)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
  3. someone who takes or receives something

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
とっ
Grade: S

Grade: 1
Irregular kun’yomi

/torite//totte/

Alteration from torite above.[2][1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

把手(とって) (totte)

  1. grip, handle, knob
  2. a starting point (compare the English phrase get a handle on)
Usage notesEdit

The totte reading appears to be more common for the grip, handle sense.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan