如月

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Chinese[edit]

as (if); such as moon; month
simp. and trad.
(如月)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

如月

  1. (archaic) The second month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

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Note: Any month in the Chinese calendar may be preceded or followed by an intercalary month, an irregular month inserted into the calendar to bring the lunar year in line with the solar year.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1
Irregular

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Etymology[edit]

Either from 生更ぎ (kisaragi, rebirth of plants) or from 衣更着 (kinusaragi, wearing more clothes)(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Also compare 겨슬 (gyeoseul) (obsolete, dialectal), related to Modern Korean 겨울 (gyeoul) "winter."

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

如月 (hiragana きさらぎ, rōmaji kisaragi)

  1. (archaic) the second month of the lunar calendar
  2. (poetic) February

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3