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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 薙刀 (naginata, literally mowing hatchet).

NounEdit

naginata (plural naginatas)

  1. A traditional Japanese halberd: a polearm historically used to cut down infantry and cavalry.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

naginata

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なぎなた