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軍配団扇 (gunbai uchiwa): a Japanese signaling fan.
Kanji in this term
ぐん
Grade: 4
はい > ばい
Grade: 3
Grade: 5 Grade: S
on’yomi on’yomi irregular
Alternative spelling
軍配團扇 (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

Compound of 軍配 (gunbai, army signalling) +‎ 団扇 (uchiwa, rigid Japanese hand fan).[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

軍配団扇(ぐんばいうちわ) (gunbai uchiwa

  1. (sumo) a lacquered wooden fan used for signaling by the 行司 (gyōji, sumo referee)
  2. (warfare) a rigid fan used for military signaling
  3. a 家紋 (kamon, family crest) featuring a gunbai uchiwa design
  4. alternate name for 軍配薺 (gunbai nazuna): the field pennycress, Thlaspi arvense

References edit

  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN