See also: and

TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative formsEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 167 +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 金竹手人 (CHQO), composition)

  1. iron, Fe
  2. strong, solid, firm

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1300, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40285
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1802, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4186, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+9244

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. iron

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Chinese (/thet/). Compare modern simplified Mandarin (tiě).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana てつ, romaji tetsu)

  1. iron, the metal and the metallic chemical element
  2. (more generally) steel
  3. (figuratively) a blade, a knife, a sword, a weapon
  4. (figuratively) something extremely strong
  5. short for 鉄色 (tetsu iro, steely black)
  6. short for 鉄砲 (teppō, literally “cannon”, but in this case, refers to the poisonous fugu blowfish or dishes made from it)
IdiomsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compound of (kuro, black) +‎ (kane, metal). The kane changes to gane due to rendaku (連濁). Compare the black in English blacksmith.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • 黒金

NounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana くろがね, romaji kurogane)

  1. (archaic) iron
  2. (figuratively) something extremely strong

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Japanese.

The four kanji spellings of this term, (gold), (silver), (copper), and (“iron”), hint at the importance of each of these four metals in ancient Japan.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana かね, romaji kane)

  1. Alternative spelling of : metal; money
Usage notesEdit

The spelling is the most common for this term.

Last modified on 1 October 2013, at 00:16