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kǎi
yoroi
Armor Vertical Wall Scroll

Armor 鎧 is a simple way to write armor or armour in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be Yoroi (a Japanese place-name). It can also refer to mail as in chain mail.

Jujitsu / Jujutsu

róu shù
juu jutsu
Jujitsu / Jujutsu Vertical Wall Scroll

柔術 has been somewhat incorrectly spelled and pronounced "Jujitsu" for some time in the English-speaking world. The correct Japanese Romaji is Jujutsu or Juujutsu.

A little background on the word: By combining the Kanji pronounced "Ju" (which means flexible, pliable, gentle, yielding) with the Kanji pronounced "Jutsu" (which means art, or technique), we get a meaning that can be translated as "flexible technique," "gentle art" or "yielding technique."
柔術 does make sense in Chinese as well, although pronounced, "rou shu" in China.

The Jujutsu system has a history in Japan that started well-before the 1600's. Some see this style as a variation of the "Empty Hand Method" (Karate-do). Even the samurai of old used some Jujutsu methods in defending themselves with their unarmed hands against weapons that could pierce their heavy armor.

There are convoluted relationships between various schools and systems of martial arts but it's generally accepted that Jujutsu led to the development of Judo and a few other variations.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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kǎi / kai3
k`ai / kai
 kai / よろい
Jujitsu / Jujutsu Vertical Wall Scroll
armor
armor; armour; (place-name) Yoroi
Armour, mail. 鎧甲; armor

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jiè / jie4
chieh
 kai / たすく
to introduce; to lie between; between; shell; armor
(given name) Tasuku
scales, mail: important; resolute, firm; an attendant; petty, small; to bring together

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dōu / dou1
tou
 tō / かぶと
pocket; bag; to wrap up or hold in a bag; to move in a circle; to canvas or solicit; to take responsibility for; to disclose in detail; combat armor (old)
helmet (of armor, armour); headpiece; (place-name, surname) Kabuto
Helmet, hood; pocket, bag; translit. tu; helmet

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/ ju4
chü
 gu / ぐ
tool; device; utensil; equipment; instrument; talent; ability; to possess; to have; to provide; to furnish; to state; classifier for devices, coffins, dead bodies
(1) tool; means; (2) ingredients (added to soup, rice, etc.); (counter) (3) counter for sets of armor, utensils, furniture, etc.; (female given name) Tomo
All; complete; to present; implements; translit. gh; endowed with

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zhòu / zhou4
chou
 kabuto / かぶと
variant of 胄[zhou4]
helmet (of armor, armour); headpiece


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jiān / jian1
chien
 ken / けん
strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
(1) (obscure) strength; solidity; firmness; (2) (obscure) armour; armor; (male given name) Tsuyoshi
dṛḍha. sthira : firm, firmly fixed, reliable; hard

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huàn / huan4
huan
pass through; to get into (armor)

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zhá / zha2
cha
 fuda / さね
thin piece of wood used a writing tablet (in ancient China); a kind of official document (in former times); letter; note; plague
armor platelet; (place-name) Fuda
slip of wood

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jiǎ / jia3
chia
 kan / こう
first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; (used for an unspecified person or thing); first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc); letter "A" or Roman "I" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; armor plating; shell or carapace; (of the fingers or toes) nail; bladed leather or metal armor (old); ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old); civil administration unit (old); ancient Chinese compass point: 75°
(1) carapace; shell; (2) 1st in rank; grade A; (3) instep; back of hand; (4) (See 乙・おつ・1) the A party (e.g. in a contract); the first party; plaintiff (label in legal documents); (surname) Yoroi
Scale, mail; the first of the ten 'celestial stems '; armor

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 odoshi / おどし leather strap binding the plates of traditional Japanese armor (armour)


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suō / suo1
so
 shuku / しゅく
to withdraw; to pull back; to contract; to shrink; to reduce; abbreviation; also pr. [su4]
(1) (See 一縮) wearing armour (armor); (suf,ctr) (2) counter for suits of armour; (surname) Chidzimi

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zhòu / zhou4
chou
 chū / かぶと
helmet; descendants
(irregular kanji usage) helmet (of armor, armour); headpiece
posterity

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/ xi4
hsi
 geki / ひま
crack; crevice; gap or interval; loophole; discord; rift
gap; space; (1) gap; space; (2) break; interlude; interval; (3) chink (in one's armor, armour); chance; opportunity; weak spot; (1) gap; space; (2) chink (in one's armor, armour); chance; opportunity; weak spot; (3) breach (of a relationship between people)
A crack, crevice, rift; translit. kha.

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kào / kao4
k`ao / kao
 kō
to lean against or on; to stand by the side of; to come near to; to depend on; to trust; to fuck (vulgar); traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old)
resting on or in

一縮

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 isshuku / いっしゅく (noun/participle) (1) one suit of armour (armor); (2) wearing armour; (3) armoured warrior

三革

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 sankaku / さんかく (1) (obscure) armor, helmet and shield (armour); (2) (See 陰陽道) kakurei, kakuun and kakumei (first, fifth and fifty-eighth years of the sexagenary cycle; times of civil unrest according to Onmyōdō)

介胄

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jiè zhòu / jie4 zhou4
chieh chou
armor

具足

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jù zú / ju4 zu2
chü tsu
 gusoku / ぐそく
(noun/participle) (1) completeness; being fully equipped; (n,adj-f) (2) armor; armour; coat of mail; (personal name) Tomotaru
All, complete; to be endowed with

函人

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hán rén / han2 ren2
han jen
 kanjin / かんじん
armor maker
armorer; armourer

壯士


壮士

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zhuàng shì / zhuang4 shi4
chuang shih
hero; fighter; brave strong guy; warrior (in armor)
See: 壮士

外装

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 gaisou / gaiso / がいそう (noun - becomes adjective with の) exterior; packaging; cladding; armor (armour); arm

小実

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 komi / こみ armor platelet; (personal name) Komi

小札

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 kozane / こざね armor platelet

戎甲

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róng jiǎ / rong2 jia3
jung chia
weapons and armor

披掛


披挂

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pī guà / pi1 gua4
p`i kua / pi kua
to put on a suit of armor; to put on dress; to wear

披甲

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pī jiǎ / pi1 jia3
p`i chia / pi chia
to don armor

挂甲

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 keikou / keko / けいこう armor made from small iron plates bound by leather cords (from Kofun to Nara periods)

救星

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jiù xīng / jiu4 xing1
chiu hsing
savior; liberator; emancipator; knight in shining armor

機甲


机甲

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jī jiǎ / ji1 jia3
chi chia
 kikou / kiko / きこう
mecha (human-operated robots in Japanese manga)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) armour (e.g. tank); armor

武具

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 bugu / ぶぐ arms; armor; armour

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Armor
yoroikǎi / kai3 / kaik`ai / kai
Jujitsu
Jujutsu
柔術
柔术
juu jutsu / juujutsu / ju jutsu / jujutsuróu shù / rou2 shu4 / rou shu / roushujou shu / joushu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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