Japanese Word Entry

活人劍

Simplified Japanese form: 活人剣

Kana:かつじんけん
Romaji:katsujinken
Definition: life-saving sword (a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)
Alternative reading: かつにんけん (katsuninken)

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Chinese characters used in this word

lively, resuscitation, being helped, living, live, exist, survive
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄛˊ (huó), ㄍㄨㄛ (guō)
Cantonese: wut6
Japanese: カツ (katsu) / い.きる (ikiru)、 い.かす (ikasu)、 い.ける (ikeru)、 よみがえる (yomigaeru)
Korean: 활 (hwal), 괄 (gwal)
Vietnamese: hoạt, quạt

person, man, people, mankind, someone else
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄣˊ (rén)
Cantonese: jan4
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 ニン (nin) / ひと (hito)、 -り (-ri)、 -と (-to)
Korean: 인 (in)
Vietnamese: nhân
Variants
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sword, dagger, saber
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄢˋ (jiàn)
Cantonese: gim3
Japanese: ケン (ken) / つるぎ (tsurugi)
Korean: 검 (geom)
Vietnamese: kiếm
Variants
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