天の川

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

From (ama, "heaven," "sky") + (no, particle forming the genitive case) + (kawa, "river," "stream," "brook")

Proper noun[edit]

天の川 (hiragana あまのがわ, romaji Amanogawa)

  1. the Milky Way
  2. our Milky Way galaxy

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

天の川 (hiragana あまのかわ, romaji Amanokawa)

  1. Same as above.
Usage notes[edit]

Amanogawa is used more commonly than Amanokawa.

Synonyms[edit]