水無月

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 4
つき > づき
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(みず, mizu), "water" + (な, na) as a euphonious but meaningless 当て字 (ateji) + (つき, tsuki), "month"

Noun[edit]

水無月 (hiragana みなづき, romaji minazuki)

  1. (archaic) the sixth month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) the month of water; June