AskDefine | Define tanka

Dictionary Definition

tanka

Noun

1 a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables
2 a Tibetan religious painting on fabric

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English

Noun

  1. A form of Japanese verse in five lines of 5,7,5,7,7 syllables (短歌).
  2. Part of a Japanese sword that locks the tsuba in place.
  3. A Tibetan painting of the Buddha on fabric.

Finnish

Noun

  1. tanka (Japanese verse)

Swedish

Verb

tanka
  1. To refuel; to fill a tank with fuel.

Extensive Definition

tanka in German: Tanka (Begriffsklärung)
tanka in Dutch: Tanka
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