玄武

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From Mandarin 玄武 (Xuánwǔ)

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玄武 (hiragana げんぶ, romanji Genbu)

  1. (astronomy) the Black Turtle, a Chinese constellation making up one of the Four Symbols of Chinese astronomy
  2. (fengshui) the Black Turtle, a representation of the element of water and direction north

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Noun[edit]

玄武 (hiragana げんぶ, romaji genbu)

  1. a black-armored warrior

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Etymology[edit]

From Chinese ("dark", "mysterious") + ("martiality", "warrior")

Proper noun[edit]

玄武 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Xuánwǔ)

  1. (astronomy) the Black Turtle, a Chinese constellation making up one of the Four Symbols of Chinese astronomy
  2. (fengshui) the Black Turtle, a representation of the element of water and direction north
  3. Xuanwu, a Taoist god

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