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Sid 01-23-2002 12:54 PM

Meaning of -to?
Hey all,

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


Anne 01-23-2002 12:57 PM

Just another word for 'sword' as far as I know.


jimvance 01-23-2002 04:51 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

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