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Tenth Month

 shí yuè
 juu gatsu
October Scroll

十月 is how Chinese and Japanese express October (also used in old Korean Hanja).

十月 literally means “tenth month” or “tenth moon.”

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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shí yuè
    shi2 yue4
shih yüeh

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October; tenth month (of the lunar year)
(adverbial noun) October; (female given name) Totsuki

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11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog; ancient Chinese compass point: 300°
(1) the Dog (eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac); (2) (obsolete) (See 戌の刻) hour of the Dog (around 8pm, 7-9pm, or 8-10pm); (3) (obsolete) west-northwest; (4) (obsolete) ninth month of the lunar calendar; (given name) Mamoru
The hour from 7-9 p. m.; translit. śū, śu.

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10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
(1) the Rooster (tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac); the Cock; the Chicken; the Bird; (2) (obsolete) (See 酉の刻) hour of the Rooster (around 6pm, 5-7pm, or 6-8pm); (3) (obsolete) west; (4) (obsolete) eight month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Yū


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hán lù
    han2 lu4
han lu
Hanlu or Cold Dew, 17th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 8th-22nd October
(1) late-autumn or early-winter dew; (2) (See 二十四節気) "cold dew" solar term (approx. October 8)


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qiū fēn
    qiu1 fen1
ch`iu fen
    chiu fen
 shuubun / shubun
Qiufen or Autumn Equinox, 16th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 23rd September-7th October
(See 二十四節気) autumnal equinox; autumn equinox; fall equinox



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shuāng jié
    shuang1 jie2
shuang chieh
combined Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day (occurring when the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節|中秋节[Zhong1 qiu1 jie2] falls on October 1st, as in 1982, 2001 and 2020); binodal; two-section


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shuāng jiàng
    shuang1 jiang4
shuang chiang
 soukou / soko
Shuangjiang or Frost Descends, 18th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 23rd October-6th November
(See 二十四節気) "frost descent" solar term (approx. October 23); (surname) Shimofuri


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shí · yī
    shi2 · yi1
shih · i
first of October; PRC National Day; same as 國慶|国庆[Guo2 qing4]


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shí yuè fèn
    shi2 yue4 fen4
shih yüeh fen


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 soujuusetsu / sojusetsu
the Double Tenth; October 10th Chinese national holiday



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guó qìng jié
    guo2 qing4 jie2
kuo ch`ing chieh
    kuo ching chieh
PRC National Day (October 1st)



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wén shān xiàn
    wen2 shan1 xian4
wen shan hsien
Taipei Metro Wenshan Line (known as the Muzha Line 木柵線|木栅线[Mu4 zha4 xian4] prior to October 8, 2009)


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(exp,n) {Shinto} journey the gods undertake to go to the Grand Shrine of Izumo in October


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 kannamesai; shinjousai; kannienomatsuri / kannamesai; shinjosai; kannienomatsuri
    かんなめさい; しんじょうさい; かんにえのまつり
offering of the year's new rice harvest (imperial festival, October 17)



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dá mó jì
    da2 mo2 ji4
ta mo chi
ceremony held in honor (honour) of Bodhidharma (October 5)
The anniversary of Bodhidharma's death, fifth of the tenth month.



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shuāng shí jié
    shuang1 shi2 jie2
shuang shih chieh
Double Tenth, the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising 武昌起義|武昌起义[Wu3 chang1 Qi3 yi4] of October 10th, 1911; (Tw) National Day


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 taiikunohi / taikunohi
(exp,n) Health and Sports Day (national holiday; second Monday in October); Health-Sports Day; Sports Day; (personal name) Taiikunohi


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(1) babies born on October 10, supposedly conceived on New Year's Day; (2) normal gestation time (i.e. 9 months)


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shí yuè gé mìng
    shi2 yue4 ge2 ming4
shih yüeh ko ming
 juugatsukakumei / jugatsukakume
October Revolution
(hist) October Revolution



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gē yōu dǐ jiā
    ge1 you1 di3 jia1
ko yu ti chia
Kārttika, the month October-November.



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wǔ chāng qǐ yì
    wu3 chang1 qi3 yi4
wu ch`ang ch`i i
    wu chang chi i
Wuchang Uprising of October 10th, 1911, which led to Sun Yat-sen's Xinhai Revolution and the fall of the Qing dynasty


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(exp,n) {Shinto} absence of the gods from their shrines in October (while they are visiting the Grand Shrine of Izumo)


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offering of the year's new rice harvest (imperial festival, October 17)



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huá běi shì biàn
    hua2 bei3 shi4 bian4
hua pei shih pien
North China Incident of October-December 1935, a Japanese attempt to set up a puppet government in north China


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jiā chin à yuè
    jia1 chin1 a4 yue4
chia chin a yüeh
 Kachina zuki
Kārttika-māsa, the month in October-November, intp. as the month after the summer retreat, when monks received the 'kaṭhina ' robe of merit; the date of the month is variously given, but it follows the summer retreat; also 迦提月; 迦栗底迦月 (or 羯栗底迦月); 迦利邸迦月; 迦哩底迦麽洗 (or 迦剌底迦麽洗).


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(kana only) {hanaf} (See 出来役) scoring combination consisting of the June, September, and October 5-point cards


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 izanamikeiki / izanamikeki
period of Japanese economic expansion from February 2002 to October 2007


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 juuichigatsukakumei / juichigatsukakume
(1) (hist) (See 十月革命) October Revolution (Russia, 1917); (2) (hist) (See ドイツ革命) German Revolution (1918-1919)


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 bangoukeizokusei / bangokezokuse
(See ナンバーポータビリティー) (mobile phone) number portability (introduced to Japan in October 2005)



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shú zuì rì zhàn zhēng
    shu2 zui4 ri4 zhan4 zheng1
shu tsui jih chan cheng
the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 between Israel and her Arab neighbors

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
October十月juu gatsu / juugatsu / ju gatsushí yuè / shi2 yue4 / shi yue / shiyueshih yüeh / shihyüeh


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