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Sid
01-23-2002, 11:54 AM
Hey all,

just wondering about the meaning of the suffix -to, as in tanto, or bokuto?

Thanks,
sid

Anne
01-23-2002, 11:57 AM
Just another word for 'sword' as far as I know.

Anne

jimvance
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.

Jim Vance