Definition of 刀

  • sword
  • saber
  • knife


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • トウ
  • かたな
  • そり

Popular Words With This Kanji

刀, かたな, とう

(single-edged) sword, katana, dagger, knife, scalpel

銃刀法, じゅうとうほう

Swords and Firearms Control Law (1958)

剃刀, かみそり, かみすり, そり, カミソリ


秋刀魚, さんま, サンマ

Pacific saury (Cololabis saira), mackerel pike

宝刀, ほうとう

treasured sword

太刀打ち, たちうち

crossing swords, opposition, contention

日本刀, にほんとう

Japanese sword

刀剣, とうけん

sword, dagger, knife, bayonet

太刀, 大刀, たち, だいとう, たいとう

long sword

太刀, 大刀, たち, だいとう, たいとう

long sword

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