What does the word tora tora tora mean in Japanese?
It is a contraction of totsugeki raigeki (lightning attack). To ra.
It originated at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
"Tora" as pronounced is also the Japanese word for "tiger". The word "Tora" is actually intended to be 2-part codeword that is saying that surprise has been achieved in the Japanese attack on Oahu Island (including Pearl Harbor).
Fuchida ordered Mizuki to send back to the carrier Akagi, the flag ship of 1st Air Fleet, the code words "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (? tora is Japanese for "tiger" but in this case "To" is the initial syllable of the Japanese word totsugeki meaning "charge" or "attack" and "ra" is the initial syllable of raigeki meaning "torpedo attack"). The three word message meant that complete surprise had been achieved in the attack. Above retrieved from…
tiger in Japanese is "tora" however younger people today often use tiga coincidently "tora" was the code word used by the Japanese navy to launch the attack on Pearl Harbour great has many words in Japanese okinatora = big tiger dekaitora = huge tiger i don't understand in what context you want to use great tiger, if you put it in a sentence I'll give you a better answer