Kaguya

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 赫映, かぐや (Kaguya)

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Kaguya

  1. (Japanese folklore) The protagonist of 赫映姫の物語 (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, The Tale of Princess Kaguya), a mysterious girl from the moon, discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.
  2. A fatherless mouse, conceived by parthenogenesis, and born circa April 2004.
  3. (chiefly Japan, informal) Synonym of SELENE (Japan’s second lunar orbiter spacecraft)

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  • (Japan’s second lunar orbiter spacecraft): Hiten

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Kaguya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かぐや