(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)
⟨tuwe⟩ → /tuwe/ → /t͡suwe/ → /t͡suje/ → /t͡sue/
From Old Japanese. Found in the Man'yōshū, completed some time after 759 CE.
杖 (hiragana つえ, rōmaji tsue, historical hiragana つゑ)
- staff, stick, walking stick, cane, stave, strove, rod, wand
2000 March 1, “古代魔導士 [Ancient Mage]”, in BOOSTER 7, Konami:
- Kazuōku no tsue o mochi, sorezore o tsukaiwake tasai na kōgeki o suru.
- He wields an array of wands, each of which is used for a distinctive attack.
- something one leans on, a support
- a cane used for corporal punishment
- a particularly shaped stirring stick used to make New Year's porridge
- Synonym: 粥杖 (kayuzue)
- the stem of a pear
- (historical) a traditional unit of length
- (historical) approximately 3 meters
- (historical) seven 尺 (shaku, traditional Japanese foot) and five 寸 (sun, traditional Japanese inch), or approximately 2.3 meters
- (historical) a traditional unit of area
- (historical) one-fifth of a 段 (tan, traditional Japanese paddy size, roughly half of an English acre), or around 237m²
The Japanese term tsue can refer generally to a stick or staff of various lengths, as expressed by the range of English meanings apparent in the senses above.
From Middle Chinese 杖 (MC ɖɨɐŋX).
杖 (hiragana じょう, rōmaji jō, historical hiragana ぢやう)
- a jo: a fighting staff, a little over 4 尺 (shaku, “a traditional unit of measure, about 30 cm or a foot”) long, shorter than a 棒 (bō, “quarterstaff”)
- (historical) under the ancient Ritsuryō system, caning as a form of corporal punishment
- (historical) a traditional unit of area: one-fifth of a 段 (tan, traditional Japanese paddy size, roughly half of an English acre), or around 237m²
- 錫杖 (shakujō): a khakkhara, a Buddhist monk's "sounding staff"
- 杖道 (jōdō): a traditional Japanese martial art using a shortened staff
- 杖術 (jōjutsu): the techniques of jōdō, a traditional Japanese martial art using a shortened staff
- 1988, 国語大辞典（新装版） (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
杖 • (jang) (hangeul 장, revised jang, McCune–Reischauer chang, Yale cang)
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