Language: Ainu
Source: John Batchelor; An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary. 1905.

Description

Kanetuhu is the Ainu word for the point of a knife of sword. Batchelor defines it as:

"Edges. The point of a knife, needle or sword. San: Peruruge. Eipake." 1

 

Another word for the same is etuhu, defined as:

"The nose. A spout. A handle. The bill of a bird. The point of a knife or sword." 2


 

Notes
1. John Batchelor; An Ainu-English-Japanese dictionary (including a grammar of the Ainu language). Tokyo Methodist Publishing House, 1905.
2. Ibid.

Glossary of terms

Makiri overview

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English

 

Ainu

1 Knife blade     makiri-ibe / ibehe
2 Knife handle     makiri-nip
3 Knife sheath     makiri-saya
4 Back of knife     mekkashike
5 Edge     notak
6 Point of knife     kanetuhu / etuhu
       
       

Further reading

Main glossary article: Makiri
Glossary article: Kuttom-ushbe
Glossary article: Emushi
Article: Knives and swords of the Ainu

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