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What does this mean.

Postby ph3nd » Fri 02.13.2009 10:08 pm

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i found this on a wooden sword but have been unable to find what it means

it was followed by an い


If anyone is able to tell what it is from my dodgy drawing :P then id love to know

thanks
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby kurisuto » Fri 02.13.2009 10:43 pm

Well, I think you got it a bit wrong, it's probably 戦い, which means "fight".
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby ニッキー » Fri 02.13.2009 10:57 pm

How about 戰?
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby ph3nd » Fri 02.13.2009 11:10 pm

id be inclined to aggree with you kurisuto

im just taking a photo of it now so ill post that in a minute
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby richvh » Fri 02.13.2009 11:13 pm

I have to agree with it probably being 戦. According to Henshall (A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters), the old form has two 口 over the left side, not 比, but possibly the OP has mistaken the 口 for 比 because of the way the 口 are written on the sword.
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby ph3nd » Fri 02.13.2009 11:23 pm

there thats the character in question

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Re: What does this mean.

Postby richvh » Fri 02.13.2009 11:36 pm

Definitely 戦. Or, rather, its old form: 戰
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Re: What does this mean.

Postby ph3nd » Sat 02.14.2009 1:00 am

ok thanks heaps for that
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