天の川

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 1
かわ > がわ
Grade: 1
kun’yomi
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From (ama, heaven) +‎ (no, possessive/attributive particle) +‎ (kawa, river).

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Proper noun[edit]

天の川 (hiragana あまのがわ, rōmaji Amanogawa, historical hiragana あまのがは)

  1. (folklore) the Milky Way (where Orihime could meet Hikoboshi on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month)
  2. (astronomy) Synonym of 銀河系 (Gingakei, Milky Way)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
てん
Grade: 1
かわ
Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

From (ten, heaven) +‎ (no, possessive/attributive particle) +‎ (kawa, river).

Proper noun[edit]

天の川 (hiragana てんのかわ, rōmaji Ten no Kawa, historical hiragana てんのかは)

  1. a river in Nara Prefecture