甲子

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

甲子

  1. year of the rat
  2. beginning of the sexagenary cycle

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of the celestial stem kinoe and the earthly branch ne (rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana きのえね, romaji kinoene)

  1. the first in the sexagenary cycle
  2. Year of the Rat; those years which have a remainder of 4 when divided by 60

Etymology 2[edit]

The combination of the celestial stem kinoe and the earthly branch ne (rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana かっし, romaji kasshi)

  1. the first in the sexagenary cycle
  2. Year of the Rat; those years which have a remainder of 4 when divided by 60

Etymology 3[edit]

The combination of the celestial stem kinoe and the earthly branch ne (rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana かっし, romaji kasshi)

  1. the first in the sexagenary cycle
  2. Year of the Rat; those years which have a remainder of 4 when divided by 60