如月

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Note: Any month in the Chinese calendar may be preceded or followed by an intercalary month, an irregular month inserted into the calendar to bring the lunar year in line with the solar year.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

如月

  1. (archaic) traditional name for the second of the twelve months of the Chinese calendar, each beginning on a new moon.

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Either from 生更ぎ (きさらぎ, kisaragi), "rebirth of plants" or from 衣更着 (きぬさらぎ, kinusaragi), "wearing more clothes". Transliterated to + , "month"

Noun[edit]

如月 (hiragana きさらぎ, romaji kisaragi)

  1. (archaic) the second month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) February