甲子

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Chinese[edit]

1st heavenly stem
(turtle shell)
1st earthly branch
(child)
simp. and trad.
(甲子)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

甲子

  1. The first term of the Chinese sexagenary cycle (干支), sometimes glossed as "Wood Rat" from its associated terms in the Chinese elements and zodiac.
  2. A full or completed set of the sexagenary cycle.

See also[edit]

  • (next term): 乙丑 (yǐchǒu)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology 1[edit]

Compound of the celestial stem (kinoe) and the earthly branch (ne, rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana きのえね, rōmaji kinoene)

  1. Wood Rat, the first element of the sexagenary cycle

Etymology 2[edit]

The combination of the celestial stem (kinoe) and the earthly branch (ne, rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana こうし, rōmaji kōshi)

  1. Wood Rat, the first element of the sexagenary cycle

Etymology 3[edit]

The combination of the celestial stem (kinoe) and the earthly branch (ne, rat).

Noun[edit]

甲子 (hiragana かっし, rōmaji kasshi)

  1. Wood Rat, the first element of the sexagenary cycle