Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
(a measure word); to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money
|simp. and trad.
- earthly branch; terrestrial branch, one of the twelve components related to the Chinese zodiac that are traditionally used to observe and record time in the Far East.
- (astronomy, astrology) the Twelve Earthly (Terrestrial) Branches
Earth branches and animals
- 天干 (tiāngān)