1. sword-bearer (subordinate whose job it is to hold their master's sword).
  2. Sumo term.rikishi carrying a sword who follows the yokozuna to the ring during his ring-entering ceremony.


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
太刀持ち たちもち
太刀持 たちもち

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)
hold, have
も.つ ジ もち (3rd, N4)
hand, hand radical (no. 64)
Buddhist temple
てら ジ (2nd, N2)
soil, earth, ground
ド つち は (1st, N5)
measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little
スン す みき (6th, N1)