三日月

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

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つき > づき
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kun’yomi

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Etymology[edit]

三日 (mika, third day of a lunar month) +‎ (tsuki, moon)

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Noun[edit]

三日月 (hiragana みかづき, rōmaji mikazuki)

  1. a crescent moon on the third day of a lunar month
  2. (by extension) a crescent moon
    • Himaruya, Hidekaz, “ヘタリアと愉快な仲間たち [Hetalia and Blissful Friends]”, in Axis Powers ヘタリア [Axis Powers Hetalia], volume 4 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Gentosha, ISBN 978-4-344-82234-4, page 24:
      トルコ
      【首都】アンカラ
      【公用語】トルコ語
      【国花】チューリップ
      【国旗の意味】
      救国の伝説からとられた三日月と星は、民族の進歩と国家の独立を象徴し、赤色はオスマン朝の色とされている。
      Toruko
      [Shuto] Ankara
      [Kōyōgo] Toruko-go
      [Kokka] Chūrippu
      [Kokki no imi]
      Kyūkoku no densetsu kara torareta mikazuki to hoshi wa, minzoku no shinpo to kokka no dokuritsu o shōchō shi, akairo wa Osuman-chō no iro to sareteiru.
      Turkey
      [Capital] Ankara
      [Official language] Turkish
      [National flower] Tulip
      [National flag’s meaning]
      The cresent and star, which derive from the legendary battle for the country, represent the country’s development and the state’s independence, and the color red was the color of the Ottoman dynasty.
  3. a type of mask used in Noh