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just wondering about the meaning of the suffix -to, as in tanto, or bokuto?
Just another word for 'sword' as far as I know.
01-23-2002, 03:51 PM
It is normally translated as "sword", but means anything with a blade. The kanji and the older chinese characters predating the kanji (tenji) show a bladed tool. Any sharp, cutting edge.
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