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Katana

Japanese Samurai Sword
dāo
katana
Katana Scroll

刀 is the Japanese Kanji for "sword". This refers to the style of sword carried by warriors, samurai, and shogun of ancient Japan.

With the pacification of Japan, such swords are now only used for ceremony and decoration. The true art of sword-smithing is all but lost in Japan with new sword production dedicated to making inexpensive replicas for the tourist and foreign market.

For those of you that want to ask whether I can get you a real antique sword. Let me tell you that most real Asian swords were melted down after WWII in Japan, and during the Great Leap Forward in China. Any remaining swords are family heirlooms that nobody will part with.

Please carefully note that the Japanese kanji character shown above is only for a Japanese audience. In China, this character means "knife". See our other entry for "sword" in Chinese.
Note: 刀 can mean knife, sword, or blade in Korean, depending on context.


See Also:  Sword

jiàn
ken
Sword Scroll

剱 is the modern Japanese way to write sword.

This Kanji character comes from original Chinese. This form would also be understood in Chinese (there are often several ways to write the same character) but I suggest this one only if your audience is Japanese (because they've settled on a slightly different form as the standard in China).

In Japanese, this character also means saber/sabre, blade, bayonet, stinger and clock hand (clock hands are the "swords" of the clock).


See Also:  Katana

Tathata / Ultimate Nature of All Things

zhēn rú
shinnyo
Tathata / Ultimate Nature of All Things Scroll

真如 comes from the Sanskrit and Pali word often romanized as "tathata" or "tathatā". Originally written, "तथता".

It's a Buddhist term that is often translated as "thusness" or "suchness" but this does not explain it.
A better explanation may be, "the ultimate nature of all things". However, this gives it too strong of a feeling. This concept is sometimes described as being in awe of the simple nature of something - like a blade of grass blowing in the wind, or ripples on water. It is what it is supposed to be, these things are following their nature. Amazing in their mundane simplicity.

Every sect of Buddhism will have a slightly different flavor, or explanation, so don't get fixated on one definition.


Notes: Sometimes Buddhists use the word dharmatā, a synonym to tathatā.

In Japan, this can also be the female given name Mayuki, or the surname Majo.

Islam

(phonetic version)
yī sī lán jiào
Islam Scroll

This both means and sounds like "Islam" in Mandarin Chinese.

The first three characters sound like the word "Islam", and the last character means "religion" or "teaching". It's the most general term for "Islam" in China. The highest concentration of Muslims in China is Xinjiang (the vast region in northwest China that was called The East Turkistan Republic until 1949 and is sometimes called Chinese Turkistan, Uyghuristan). Here you will find Uygurs, Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz and others that are descendants of Turkmen (possibly mixed with Persians and Arabs). Many of their ancestors were traders who traveled the silk road to buy and sell spices, silk, and exchange other goods from the Orient and the Middle East.

I spent some time in Xinjiang and got to know this community. They are strong people who can endure much. They are friendly and love to have a good time. I was a stranger but treated by villagers (near China's border with Afghanistan) as if I was a good friend.
However, I have heard that it's best not to cross them, as in this land, the law is the blade, and everything is "eye for an eye". The Chinese government has little control in Xinjiang with almost no police officers except in the capital of Urumqi (so it's a 60-hour roundtrip train ride to seek the aid of law enforcement in most cases).

While few seem to be devout, there are at least small mosques in every village. And you will never see a man or woman outside without a head covering.

It should be noted that these people are all citizens of China, but they are officially of the Caucasian race. A visit to Xinjiang will change your idea what it means to be Chinese.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Katanakatanadāo / dao1 / daotao
Sword
kenjiàn / jian4 / jianchien
Tathata
Ultimate Nature of All Things
真如shinnyozhēn rú / zhen1 ru2 / zhen ru / zhenruchen ju / chenju
Islam伊斯蘭教
伊斯兰教
yī sī lán jiào
yi1 si1 lan2 jiao4
yi si lan jiao
yisilanjiao
i ssu lan chiao
issulanchiao
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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dāo
    dao1
tao
 katana(p); tou / katana(p); to
    かたな(P); とう
Islam Scroll
knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; CL:把[ba3]; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs
(1) sword (esp. Japanese single-edged); katana; (2) (とう only) scalpel; (3) (とう only) (See 彫刻刀・ちょうこくとう) chisel; burin; graver; (4) (とう only) (See 刀銭) knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China); (personal name) Tou
sword

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jiàn
    jian4
chien
 mayaka
    まやか
Islam Scroll
Japanese variant of 劍|剑
sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart; (female given name) Mayaka


see styles
jiàn
    jian4
chien
 ken
    つるぎ
Islam Scroll
double-edged sword; CL:口[kou3],把[ba3]; classifier for blows of a sword
(out-dated kanji) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (out-dated kanji) (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart
A sword, a two-edged sword.; A sword, two-edged sword; a sword

see styles
shēn
    shen1
shen
 mi
    み
Islam Scroll
body; life; oneself; personally; one's morality and conduct; the main part of a structure or body; pregnant; classifier for sets of clothes: suit, twinset; Kangxi radical 158
(1) body; (2) oneself; (3) one's place; one's position; (4) main part; meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.); wood (as opposed to bark); blade (as opposed to its handle); container (as opposed to its lid); (surname) Misaki
kāya; tanu; deha. The body; the self.; Two forms of body; there are numerous pairs, e. g. (1) (a) 分段身 The varied forms of the karmic or ordinary mortal body, or being; (b) 變易身 the transformable, or spiritual body. (2) (a) 生身 The earthly body of the Buddha; (b) 化身 hinirmāṇakāya, which may take any form at will. (3) (a) 生身 his earthly body; (b) 法身 his moral and mental nature—a Hīnayāna definition, but Mahāyāna takes his earthly nirmāṇakāya as the 生身 and his dharmakāya or that and his saṃbhogakāya as 法身. (4) 眞應二身 The dharmakāya and nirmāṇakāya. (5) (a) 實相身 The absolute truth, or light, of the Buddha, i. e. the dharmakāya; (b) 爲物身 the functioning or temporal body. (6) (a) 眞身 the dharmakāya and saṃbhogakāya; (b) 化身 the nirmāṇakāya. (7) (a) 常身 his permanent or eternal body; (b) 無常身 his temporal body. (8) (a) 實身 and 化身 idem 二色身.

see styles
zhé
    zhe2
che
"blade of grass" component in Chinese characters

see styles
rèn
    ren4
jen
 yaiba
    やいば
edge of blade
(1) blade; sword; (2) (See 刃文・はもん) forged blade; wavy pattern on forged blades; (3) sharpness; (4) (obscure) (See 籾) unhulled rice; (personal name) Jinji
A blade, a sword; to kill.


see styles
jiàn
    jian4
chien
 tsurugi
    つるぎ
variant of 劍|剑[jian4]
(out-dated kanji) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (out-dated kanji) (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart; (surname) Tsurugi


see styles
fēng
    feng1
feng
 
    みね
old variant of 峰[feng1]
(1) peak; summit; ridge; top; (2) back of a blade; (surname, female given name) Mine
mountain peak

see styles
fēng
    feng1
feng
 
    みねざき
(of a mountain) high and tapered peak or summit; mountain-like in appearance; highest level; classifier for camels
(1) peak; summit; ridge; top; (2) back of a blade; (surname) Minezaki
peak


see styles
lǐng
    ling3
ling
 rei / re
    れい
mountain range; mountain ridge
(1) peak; summit; ridge; top; (2) back of a blade; (surname, female given name) Rei

see styles

    ji3
chi
 geki
    げき
halberd; long-handled weapon with pointed tip and crescent blade; combined spear and battle-ax
ji (ancient Chinese halberd)

see styles
 toi; hi; toyo; toyu
    とい; ひ; とよ; とゆ
(1) trough; gutter; water pipe; flume; chute; (2) (ひ only) coulisse (of a sword blade); (surname) Hidaka

see styles
jiǎ
    jia3
chia
 kaigane
    かいがね
shoulder blade
(archaism) (See 肩甲骨) shoulder blade; scapula; (given name) Kou

see styles

    bo2
po
 haku
shoulder; upper arm
shoulder (blade, bone); shoulder (blade, bone)

see styles
máng
    mang2
mang
 nogi
    のぎ
awn (of cereals); arista (of grain); tip (of a blade); Miscanthus sinensis (type of grass); variant of 邙, Mt Mang at Luoyang in Henan
arista; awn; (grain) beard

see styles

    ce4
ts`e
    tse
pointed grass blade; to prick


see styles

    ta1
t`a
    ta
 nata; nata
    なた; ナタ
thallium (chemistry)
nata; sturdy broad-bladed knife, used in woodcraft and hunting (often with a rectangular blade)


see styles
ruì
    rui4
jui
 ei / e
    えい
Japanese variant of 銳|锐
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (ant: 鈍・どん) sharpness; (2) sharp weapon; blade; (3) fine soldier; (given name) Toshi
sharp

see styles

    pi1
p`i
    pi
flat arrow-head; plow blade; also pr. [pi2]


see styles
è
    e4
o
 tsuba
    つば
blade edge; sharp
(1) guard on sword, polearms, etc.; flange; (2) brim; visor (e.g. of a hat); (surname) Tsuba


see styles
hào
    hao4
hao
 shinogi
    しのぎ
bright; place name; stove
(1) (kana only) ridge on the side of a sword blade; (2) (kana only) {archit} ridged pattern; (personal name) Kou

see styles
 habaki
    はばき
metal collar mounted between a sword blade and the hand guard

see styles

    bo2
po
 haku
shoulder blade
shoulder blade; shoulder blade

一刀

see styles
 ittou; hitokatana / itto; hitokatana
    いっとう; ひとかたな
(1) (いっとう only) sword; blade; (2) single stroke; (surname) Itsutou

両刃

see styles
 ryouba / ryoba
    りょうば
    moroha
    もろは
(can be adjective with の) (1) double-edged; (2) double-edged blade

中味

see styles
 nakami
    なかみ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) contents; interior; substance; filling; (sword) blade

中身

see styles
 nakami
    なかみ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) contents; interior; substance; filling; (sword) blade

兵刃

see styles
bīng rèn
    bing1 ren4
ping jen
 heijin / hejin
    へいじん
(bladed) weapons
sword blade

刀刃

see styles
dāo rèn
    dao1 ren4
tao jen
 toujin / tojin
    とうじん
knife blade; crucial point
sword blade

刀片

see styles
dāo piàn
    dao1 pian4
tao p`ien
    tao pien
blade; razor blade; tool bit

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