月桂

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("moon") +  ("osmanthus"). - from the related associations of victory and success

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

月桂

  1. laurel, true laurel, bay leaf

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
げつ > げっ
Grade: 1
けい
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

月桂 (hiragana げっけい, romaji gekkei)

  1. laurel
    • 1922, 芥川龍之介, 神神の微笑:
       (にわ)橄欖 (カンラン)月桂 (げっけい)は、ひっそりと夕闇 (ゆうやみ) (そび)えていた。
      niwa no kanran ya gekkei wa, hissori to yūyami ni sobiete ita.
      The white olives, laurels, and so on towered silently in the twilight of the garden.
  2. the moon
  3. moonlight