乙丑

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Chinese[edit]

2nd heavenly stem
(swallow)
2nd earthly branch
(bind)
simp. and trad.
(乙丑)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

乙丑

  1. The second term of the Chinese sexagenary cycle (干支), sometimes glossed as "Wood Ox" from its associated terms in the Chinese elements and zodiac.

See also[edit]

  • (preceding term): 甲子 (jiǎzǐ)
  • (next term): 丙寅 (bǐngyín)

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
きのと
Grade: S
うし
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Compound of the celestial stem (kinoto) and the earthly branch (ushi, ox).

Noun[edit]

乙丑 (hiragana きのとうし, rōmaji kinotoushi)

  1. Wood Ox, the second element of the sexagenary cycle

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
いつ > いっ
Grade: S
ちゅう
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

The combination of the celestial stem (kinoto) and the earthly branch (ushi, ox).

Noun[edit]

乙丑 (hiragana いっちゅう, rōmaji itchū)

  1. Wood Ox, the second element of the sexagenary cycle