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1st heavenly stem; armor; shell
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(甲子)
 
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NounEdit

甲子

  1. The first term of the Chinese sexagenary cycle, 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.

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
きのえ
Grade: S

Grade: 1

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

NounEdit

甲子 (hiragana きのえね, rōmaji kinoene)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: S

Grade: 1
Kanji in this term
かぶと > かっ
Grade: S

Grade: 1

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

NounEdit

甲子 (hiragana こうし, rōmaji kōshi, alternative reading かっし, rōmaji kasshi)

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