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Kanji in this term
くわ
Jinmeiyō
かた > がた
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (kuwa, hoe) +‎ (-gata, shape; type)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

鍬形 (hiragana くわがた, katakana クワガタ, rōmaji kuwagata)

  1. (literally) the shape of some sort of ancient Japanese hoe
  2. the shape of the horns on some Japanese war helmets ( (kabuto))
  3. Clipping of 鍬形 (kuwagatamushi, stag beetle).
    • 2000 June 23, “インセクション [Insection]”, in Boosterブースター R1, Konami:
       (あたま)のノコギリの (ほか)に、 (うで)もノコギリになっているクワガタ
      Atama no nokogiri no hoka ni, ude mo nokogiri ni natte iru kuwagata.
      A stag beetle that has saws for hands and another saw for a mandible.