玄武

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Chinese[edit]

black; mysterious martial; military
simp. and trad.
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Proper noun[edit]

玄武

  1. (astronomy) the Black Turtle, a Chinese constellation making up one of the Four Symbols of Chinese astronomy
  2. (feng shui) the Black Turtle, a representation of the element of water and direction north
  3. Xuanwu, a Taoist god

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on'yomi
Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on'yomi

From Chinese 玄武

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Proper noun[edit]

玄武 ‎(hiragana げんぶ, romaji Genbu, alternative reading げんむ, romaji Genmu)

  1. Black Tortoise, one of the Four Symbols in the Chinese constellations

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Noun[edit]

玄武 ‎(hiragana げんぶ, romaji genbu)

  1. black-armored warrior

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9