戊辰

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Chinese[edit]

5th heavenly stem
(Chinese halberd)
5th earthly branch
(hoer)
simp. and trad.
(戊辰)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

戊辰

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

Coordinate terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
つちのえ
Jinmeiyō
たつ
Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

Compound of the celestial stem (tsuchinoe) and the earthly branch (tatsu, dragon).

Noun[edit]

戊辰 (hiragana つちのえたつ, rōmaji tsuchinoetatsu)

  1. the fifth in the sexagenary cycle
  2. Year of the Dragon; those years which have a remainder of 8 when divided by 60

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
しん
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

The combination of the celestial stem (tsuchinoe) and the earthly branch (tatsu, dragon).

Noun[edit]

戊辰 (hiragana ぼしん, rōmaji boshin)

  1. the fifth in the sexagenary cycle
  2. Year of the Dragon; those years which have a remainder of 8 when divided by 60