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There are 60 total results for your Zodiac search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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chǒu / chou3
ch`ou / chou
 ushi / うし
 Vertical Wall Scroll
clown; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox; ancient Chinese compass point: 30°
second sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Ox, 1am-3am, north-northeast, December); (personal name) Chuu

小龍


小龙

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xiǎo lóng / xiao3 long2
hsiao lung
 Vertical Wall Scroll
snake (as one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals 生肖[sheng1 xiao4])

天秤座

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tiān chèng zuò / tian1 cheng4 zuo4
t`ien ch`eng tso / tien cheng tso
 tenbinza / てんびんざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Libra (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
Libra (constellation); the Scales

天蠍座


天蝎座

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tiān xiē zuò / tian1 xie1 zuo4
t`ien hsieh tso / tien hsieh tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Scorpio or Scorpius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

射手座

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shè shǒu zuò / she4 shou3 zuo4
she shou tso
 iteza / いてざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Sagittarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac); popular variant of 人馬座|人马座[Ren2 ma3 zuo4]
Sagittarius (constellation); the Archer

山羊座

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shān yáng zuò / shan1 yang2 zuo4
shan yang tso
 yagiza / やぎざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Capricorn (constellation and sign of the zodiac); Japanese variant of 魔羯座
Capricornus (constellation); Capricorn; the Goat

巨蟹座

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jù xiè zuò / ju4 xie4 zuo4
chü hsieh tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Cancer (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

水瓶座

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shuǐ píng zuò / shui3 ping2 zuo4
shui p`ing tso / shui ping tso
 mizugameza / みずがめざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Aquarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
Aquarius (constellation); the Water Carrier; the Water Bearer; (personal name) Mizugameza

牡羊座

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mǔ yáng zuò / mu3 yang2 zuo4
mu yang tso
 ohitsujiza / おひつじざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Aries (constellation and sign of the zodiac); used erroneously for 白羊座
Aries (constellation); the Ram

獅子座


狮子座

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shī zi zuò / shi1 zi5 zuo4
shih tzu tso
 shishi za / ししざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Leo (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
(1) {astron} Leo (constellation); the Lion; (2) {Buddh} (See 獅子の座) Buddha's seat; seat of a high monk
lion's seat

白羊座

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bái yáng zuò / bai2 yang2 zuo4
pai yang tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Aries (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

處女座


处女座

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chǔ nǚ zuò / chu3 nu:3 zuo4
ch`u nü tso / chu nü tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Virgo (constellation and sign of the zodiac); popular variant of 室女座[Shi4 nu:3 zuo4]

金牛座

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jīn niú zuò / jin1 niu2 zuo4
chin niu tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Taurus (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

雙子座


双子座

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shuāng zǐ zuò / shuang1 zi3 zuo4
shuang tzu tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Gemini (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
See: 双子座

雙魚座


双鱼座

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shuāng yú zuò / shuang1 yu2 zuo4
shuang yü tso
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Pisces (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

十二宮


十二宫

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shí èr gōng / shi2 er4 gong1
shih erh kung
 juunikyuu / junikyu / じゅうにきゅう
the twelve equatorial constellations or signs of the zodiac in Western astronomy and astrology, namely: Aries 白羊[Bai2 yang2], Taurus 金牛[Jin4 niu2], Gemini 雙子|双子[Shuang1 zi3], Cancer 巨蟹[Ju4 xie4], Leo 獅子|狮子[Shi1 zi3], Virgo 室女[Shi4 nu:3], Libra 天秤[Tian1 cheng4], Scorpio 天蠍|天蝎[Tian1 xie1], Sagittarius 人馬|人马[Ren2 ma3], Capricorn 摩羯[Mo2 jie2], Aquarius 寶瓶|宝瓶[Bao3 ping2], Pisces 雙魚|双鱼[Shuang1 yu2]
constellations of the zodiac
The twelve zodiacal mansions: east-gemini 夫婦 or 雙女; aries 羊; taurus 牛; west-libra 秤; scorpio 蝎; Sagittarius 弓 or人馬; south―aquarius 甁; pisces 魚; capri-cornus 密牛; north―cancer螃蟹; leo 獅子; virgo (or twin maidens 雙女). They are used in the vajradhātu group of the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala, E.W.S.N; twelve zodiacal mansions

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hài / hai4
hai
 i / い
12th earthly branch: 9-11 p.m., 10th solar month (7th November-6th December), year of the Boar; ancient Chinese compass point: 330°
twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Boar, 9pm-11pm, north-northwest, October); (personal name) Gai


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kei / kei1
k`ei / kei
 koku / かつゆき
to scold; to beat
(1) archaic period of time (usu. a period of approx. two hours corresponding to one of the signs of the Chinese zodiac); (2) victory; (3) strictness; cruelty; (personal name) Katsuyuki
to reflect back on

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/ wu3
wu
 uma / うま
7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse; ancient Chinese compass point: 180° (south)
seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Horse, 11am-1pm, south, May); (personal name) Kogoe
Noon; noon

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mǎo / mao3
mao
 u(p);bou / u(p);bo / う(P);ぼう
mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon); 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit; ancient Chinese compass point: 90° (east); variant of 鉚|铆[mao3]; to exert one's strength
fourth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Hare, 5am-7am, east, February); (personal name) Bou

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zi / zi5
tzu
 ne / ね
(noun suffix)
first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November); (personal name) Nene
kumāra; son; seed; sir; 11-1 midnight; child

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yín / yin2
yin
 tora / とら
3rd earthly branch: 3-5 a.m., 1st solar month (4th February-5th March), year of the Tiger; ancient Chinese compass point: 60°
third sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Tiger, 3am-5am, east-northeast, January); (surname) Fusa

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/ si4
ssu
 mi / み
6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake; ancient Chinese compass point: 150°
sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Serpent, 9am-11am, south-southeast, April); (female given name) Mi
snake

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/ xu1
hsü
 inu / いぬ
11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog; ancient Chinese compass point: 300°
eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Dog, 7pm-9pm, west-northwest, September); (given name) Mamoru
The hour from 7-9 p. m.; translit. śū, śu; 7-9 p.m.

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shēn / shen1
shen
 saru / さる
to extend; to state; to explain; 9th earthly branch: 3-5 p.m., 7th solar month (7th August-7th September), year of the Monkey; ancient Chinese compass point: 240°
ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Monkey, 3pm-5pm, west-southwest, July); (surname) Suu
To draw out, stretch, extend, expand; notify, report: quote.

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chén / chen2
ch`en / chen
 tatsu / たつ
5th earthly branch: 7-9 a.m., 3rd solar month (5th April-4th May), year of the Dragon; ancient Chinese compass point: 120°
fifth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Dragon, 7am-9am, east-southeast, March); (given name) Yoshi
Hour; time; the celestial bodies.

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yǒu / you3
yu
 tori / とり
10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Bird, 5pm-7pm, west, August); (personal name) Yuu

地支

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dì zhī / di4 zhi1
ti chih
 chishi / ちし
the 12 earthly branches 子[zi3], 丑[chou3], 寅[yin2], 卯[mao3], 辰[chen2], 巳[si4], 午[wu3], 未[wei4], 申[shen1], 酉[you3], 戌[xu1], 亥[hai4], used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers I, II etc
(See 十二支) earthly branches (the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac)

宿星

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 shukusei / shukuse / しゅくせい star of fate; a zodiac

干支

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gān zhī / gan1 zhi1
kan chih
 eto;kanshi / えと;かんし
the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] and twelve earthly branches 十二枝; sexagenary cycle
(1) sexagenary cycle (60-year cycle of 12 animal zodiac and 5 elements in Chinese astrology); (2) 12-year Chinese zodiac; (given name) Kanshi

年女

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 toshionna / としおんな Woman of the Year, referring to a woman born in a year with the same Chinese zodiac sign as the current year

年男

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 toshiotoko / としおとこ Man of the Year, referring to a man born in a year with the same Chinese zodiac sign as the current year; (given name) Toshio

星座

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xīng zuò / xing1 zuo4
hsing tso
 seiza / seza / せいざ
constellation; astrological sign; CL:張|张[zhang1]
(noun - becomes adjective with の) constellation; star sign; zodiac sign; (surname, female given name) Seiza

獣帯

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 juutai / jutai / じゅうたい (See 黄道十二宮) zodiac

生れ

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 umare / うまれ (1) birth; birthplace; (n-suf,adj-no) (2) born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)

生肖

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shēng xiào / sheng1 xiao4
sheng hsiao
one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支[di4 zhi1]; animal from the Chinese zodiac

酉偏

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 torihen / とりへん kanji "bird of the zodiac" radical (radical 164)

一回り

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 hitomawari / ひとまわり (adverbial noun) (1) one turn; one round; (2) (a) size; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (3) to go around; to make a circuit; to take a turn; (adverbial noun) (4) twelve years; one cycle of the Chinese zodiac

人馬座


人马座

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rén mǎ zuò / ren2 ma3 zuo4
jen ma tso
Sagittarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

十二支

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shí èr zhī / shi2 er4 zhi1
shih erh chih
 juunishi / junishi / じゅうにし
the 12 earthly branches 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)
12 signs of the Chinese zodiac
twelve limbs of dependent origination

天蟹座

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tiān xiè zuò / tian1 xie4 zuo4
t`ien hsieh tso / tien hsieh tso
Cancer (constellation and sign of the zodiac); variant of 巨蟹座

室女座

see styles
shì nǚ zuò / shi4 nu:3 zuo4
shih nü tso
Virgo (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

寶瓶座


宝瓶座

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bǎo píng zuò / bao3 ping2 zuo4
pao p`ing tso / pao ping tso
Aquarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac); also called 水瓶座

摩蟹座

see styles
mó xiè zuò / mo2 xie4 zuo4
mo hsieh tso
Capricorn (constellation and sign of the zodiac); used erroneously for 魔羯座

生まれ

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 umare / うまれ (1) birth; birthplace; (n-suf,adj-no) (2) born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)

阿濕波


阿湿波

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ā shī bō / a1 shi1 bo1
a shih po
 Ashūha
aśvin, the twins of the Zodiac, Castor and Pollux, sons of the Sun and aśvinī; they appear in the sky before dawn riding in a golden carriage drawn by horses or birds; aśvaka

魔羯座

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mó jié zuò / mo2 jie2 zuo4
mo chieh tso
Capricorn (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

黄道帯

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 koudoutai / kodotai / こうどうたい zodiac

ひと回り

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 hitomawari / ひとまわり (adverbial noun) (1) one turn; one round; (2) (a) size; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (3) to go around; to make a circuit; to take a turn; (adverbial noun) (4) twelve years; one cycle of the Chinese zodiac

十二星座

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shí èr xīng zuò / shi2 er4 xing1 zuo4
shih erh hsing tso
the twelve constellations on the ecliptic plane; the signs of the zodiac

迦羅迦吒


迦罗迦咤

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jiā luó jiā zhà / jia1 luo2 jia1 zha4
chia lo chia cha
 karakata
The crab in the zodiac.

日読みの酉

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 hiyominotori / ひよみのとり (See 酉偏) kanji "bird of the zodiac" radical (radical 164)

黄道十二宮

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 koudoujuunikyuu / kodojunikyu / こうどうじゅうにきゅう twelve signs of the zodiac

ゾディアック

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 zodiaku / ゾディアック zodiac

刻(P);剋

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 koku / こく (1) archaic period of time (usu. a period of approx. two hours corresponding to one of the signs of the Chinese zodiac); (2) (刻 only) carving; engraving; cutting; mincing; (3) (剋 only) victory; (4) strictness; cruelty

ゾウディアック

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 zoudiaku / zodiaku / ゾウディアック zodiac

ゾーディアック

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 zoodiaku / ゾーディアック zodiac

生まれ(P);生れ

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 umare / うまれ (1) birth; birthplace; (n-suf,adj-no) (2) born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)

一回り(P);ひと回り

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 hitomawari / ひとまわり (adverbial noun) (1) one turn; one round; (2) (a) size; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (3) to go around; to make a circuit; to take a turn; (adverbial noun) (4) twelve years; one cycle of the Chinese zodiac

ゾーディアック;ゾディアック;ゾウディアック

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 zoodiaku;zodiaku;zoudiaku / zoodiaku;zodiaku;zodiaku / ゾーディアック;ゾディアック;ゾウディアック zodiac

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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