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Chinese

 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
 
(a measure word); to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money
simp. and trad.
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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An earthly branch: one of the twelve terms used in East Asian cultures to represent
    1. (historical astronomy) The (approximately) twelve years of Jupiter's orbital period, forming the Chinese zodiac and personified as twelve or sixty gods known as Tai Sui.
    2. (astrology) The twelve animals representing the Chinese zodiac, particularly as a birthyear.
    3. (obsolete) The twelve months of the Chinese lunar year.
    4. (historical navigation) The twelve bearings of traditional Chinese navigation, comprising 30° divisions of the compass beginning with due north.
    5. (historical astronomy) The duodecimal divisions of the Chinese seasons, beginning with the second of the three divisions of winter.
    6. (historical chronometry) The duodecimal divisions of the day into "Chinese" or "double hours", beginning with 11 pm.
    7. (historical chronometry) The exact time at the middle of a "Chinese" or "double hour", beginning with midnight.
  2. The twelve earthly branches as a whole.

Synonyms

  • (as a set): (shí'èrzh?)
  • (as a double hour): ?/? (shí)

Hyponyms

  • ? (z?)   ? (sh?, "rat")   (shíy?yuè) or (D?ngyuè) &c.
  • ? (ch?u)   ? (niú, "ox; cow")   (shí'èryuè)
  • ? (yín)   ? (h?, "tiger")   (zh?ngyuè) or (Yuányuè) or (y?yuè) &c.
  • ? (m?o)   ? (, "rabbit")   (èryuè) or (Xìngyuè) &c.
  • ? (chén)   ?/? (lóng, "Chinese dragon")   (s?nyuè) or (Táoyuè) &c.
  • ? ()   ? (shé, "snake")   (sìyuè) or (Méiyuè) &c.
  • ? (w?)   ?/? (m?, "horse")   (w?yuè) or (Liúyuè) &c.
  • ? (wèi)   ? (yáng, "goat")   (liùyuè) or (Héyuè) &c.
  • ? (sh?n)   ? (hóu, "monkey")   (q?yuè) or / (Lányuè) &c.
  • ? (y?u)   ?/? (j?, "rooster; chicken")   (b?yuè) or (Guìyuè) &c.
  • ? (x?)   ? (g?u, "dog")   (ji?yuè) or (Júyuè) &c.
  • ? (hài)   ?/? (zh?, "pig")   (shíyuè) or (Liángyuè) &c.

Derived terms

  • (shí'èrzh?)
  • (g?nzh?)

See also

  • (ti?ng?n)
  • (g?nzh?)

Japanese

Kanji in this term
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Grade: 2
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Grade: 5
on'yomi

Pronunciation

Noun

() o (chishi

  1. earthly branch

Korean

Hanja in this term
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Noun

o (jiji) (hangeul )

  1. Hanja form? of ("earthly branch").

Vietnamese

Hán t? in this term
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Noun

  1. Hán t? form of a chi ("earthly branch").

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