きゅう

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See also: ぎゅう

Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of きゅう – see the following entries.
1
[number] nine
[noun] nine
[noun] : an indeterminate large number, a myriad, a great many
[noun] (divination) the number of yang, in opposition to (roku, six) as the number of yin
Alternative spelling
1
[noun] rest; vacation
2
[noun] (rare) a bow
[noun] (obsolete) in ancient Chinese archery, a unit of length for measuring the distance between the archer and the target; one kyū was equal to six (shaku), roughly six feet or 182 centimeters
[noun] (obsolete) in ancient China, a unit of length for surveying land; one kyū was equal to eight (shaku), roughly eight feet or 242 centimeters
3
[adjectival noun] sudden
[adjectival noun] immediate, rapid
3
[noun] rank
[noun] (school) a class
3
[noun] a palace
[noun] (traditional music of China and Japan) the keynote or tonic of a musical scale, such as do in the do re mi scale notation of solfège
[noun] Short for 宮刑: literally “palace punishment”, this consisted of castration for men and sequestration in the palace for women
[noun] (astronomy, astrology) a zodiac sign or house, defined as one-twelfth of the circle of the ecliptic
3
[noun] sphere; globe; orb
[noun] (baseball) pitch
[noun] (slang, electronics) vacuum tube, valve
5
[noun] old things, original state, former state, old times
[noun] the old calendar based on a lunar system
[prefix] paleo-, ex-, old, previous, former
J
[noun] moxibustion
J
[affix] pigeon, dove
[affix] (by extension) gather together (from the way that pigeons flock together)
(This term, きゅう, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as きゅう, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as きゅう.)

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