天の川

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

From (ama, "heaven," "sky") + (no, particle forming the genitive case) + (kawa, "river," "stream," "brook")

Proper noun[edit]

天の川 ‎(hiragana あまのがわ, romaji amanogawa, alternative reading あまのかわ, romaji amanokawa)

  1. the Milky Way
  2. our Milky Way galaxy
Usage notes[edit]

The reading Amanogawa is used more commonly than Amanokawa.

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