眉尖刀

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

See 薙刀. The 眉尖刀 spelling (“eyebrow pointy blade”) is ateji, based on the shape of the naginata blade vaguely resembling an eyebrow turned up at the end.

NounEdit

眉尖刀 ‎(hiragana なぎなた, romaji naginata)

  1. Alternative spelling of 薙刀 (weaponry) a traditional Japanese halberd: a polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry