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moon; month Cinnamonum cassia; Guangxi Autonomous Region (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(月桂)
anagram 桂月
 
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NounEdit

月桂

  1. bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)
  2. (literary, Chinese mythology) sweet osmanthus on the Moon
  3. (literary, figuratively) the Moon; moonlight
  4. (literary, figuratively, historical) passing the imperial examination and winning a title

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
げつ > げっ
Grade: 1
けい
Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

NounEdit

月桂 (hiragana げっけい, rōmaji gekkei)

  1. laurel
    • 1922, 芥川龍之介, 神神の微笑:
       (にわ)橄欖 (カンラン) (げっ) (けい)は、ひっそりと夕闇 (ゆうやみ) (そび)えていた。
      Niwa no kanran ya gekkei wa, hissori to yūyami ni sobiete ita.
      The white olives, laurels, and so on towered silently in the twilight of the garden.
  2. the moon
  3. moonlight