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Illustration of the 5 elements cycle.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
がく
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
氣學 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (ki, air, gas; spirit) +‎ (gaku, study).

NounEdit

()(がく) (kigaku

  1. kigaku: a form of fortune-telling based on Chinese twelve year zodiac cycle calendar and the five traditional elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
  2. (engineering, uncommon) pneumatics (as a subject of study)
    Synonym: (also glossed as aerodynamics) 空気力樂 (kūki ryokugaku)

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