1. long sword (esp. the tachi, worn on the hip edge down by samurai), large sword.
  2. straight single-edged Japanese sword (from the mid-Heian period or earlier). Messages.hist.
  3. guandao, Chinese glaive.


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
太刀 たち
大刀 たち
大刀 だいとう
横刀 たち
横刀 だいとう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

plump, thick, big around
タイ ふと.い タ (2nd, N3)
large, big
ダイ おお- た (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
ひと ニン ジン (1st, N5)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
sword, saber, knife
かたな トウ ち (2nd, N1)