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Orion’s Belt

liè hù zuò
Orion’s Belt Scroll

獵戶座 means Orion's Belt, or more literally Orion's Constellation or the "Constellation of the Hunter".

This title refers not just to the three stars that make up the belt but to the whole constellation known as Orion (or the Hunter).

Orion’s Belt

orionza
Orion’s Belt Scroll

オリオン座 is the Japanese title for Orion's Belt (constellation).


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Katakana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

sān sù sì
Betelgeuse Scroll

參宿四 is the title for Betelgeuse (star in the constellation Orion) in Chinese.

Also known as "α Orionis" (Alpha Orionis), Alpha Ori, or in Japan the Heike-boshi or Heike-star.

Note: 参宿 (Shēn Xiù) is the name given by ancient Chinese astronomers for a constellation of three stars (the three naked-eye visible belt stars of Orion). Therefore, 參宿四 means the Fourth Star of the constellation of Three Stars (which sounds like a joke). As telescopes got better, it should be noted that there are actually 10 stars in the constellation.

Heike Star / Betelgeuse

hei ke boshi
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll

平家星 is the old Japanese title for the Betelgeuse star in the constellation Orion.

While also known as Alpha Orionis or Betelgeuse in the West, this was the "Heike star" in Japan.

The powerful Taira clan, known colloquially as the 平家 (Heike clan), adopted this star's red color as its symbol some time in the late 800's AD. They called the star 平家星 (Heike-boshi).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

平家星

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 heikeboshi / hekeboshi
    へいけぼし
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
{astron} (See ベテルギウス) Betelgeuse (star in the constellation Orion); Alpha Orionis; Alpha Ori; Heike star

獵戶座


猎户座

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liè hù zuò
    lie4 hu4 zuo4
lieh hu tso
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
Orion (constellation)

オリオン座

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 orionza
    オリオンざ
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
{astron} Orion (constellation); the Hunter

ベテルギウス

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 beterugiusu
    ベテルギウス
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
{astron} Betelgeuse (star in the constellation Orion); Alpha Orionis; (personal name) Betelgeuse


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shēn
    shen1
shen
 shin
ginseng; one of the 28 constellations
Reflect on, counsel, visit superior. An assembly a gathering for the purpose of meditation, preaching, worship. Read shen, the twenty-first constellation, α, β, γ, δ, ε, ζ, η, and k in Orion.; Worship on the four fives, i. e. the fifth, tenth, twentieth, and twenty-fifth days of the month; also ||上堂; to convene

三星

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sān xīng
    san1 xing1
san hsing
 miboshi
    みぼし
three major stars of the Three Stars 參宿|参宿[Shen1 xiu4] Chinese constellation; the belt of Orion; three spirits 福[fu2], 祿|禄[lu4], and 壽|寿[shou4] associated with the Three Stars 參宿|参宿[Shen1 xiu4] Chinese constellation
(surname) Miboshi

參辰


参辰

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shēn chén
    shen1 chen2
shen ch`en
    shen chen
 shinshin
Orion and Mercury; Orion and Mercury

觜宿

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zī xiù
    zi1 xiu4
tzu hsiu
 torokiboshi
    とろきぼし
number 20 of the 28 constellations 二十八宿, approx. Orion 獵戶座|猎户座
Chinese "Turtle Beak" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

リゲル

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 rigeru
    リゲル
{astron} Rigel (star in the constellation Orion); Beta Orionis

三つ星

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 mitsuboshi
    みつぼし
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) three stars (shape); (2) three stars (for quality, e.g. Michelin stars); (3) Orion's belt; Chinese "Three Stars" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

奧利安


奥利安

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ào lì ān
    ao4 li4 an1
ao li an
Orion (constellation, loan word); also written 獵戶座|猎户座

奧賴恩


奥赖恩

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ào lài ēn
    ao4 lai4 en1
ao lai en
Orion (NASA spacecraft)

源氏星

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 genjiboshi
    げんじぼし
{astron} (See リゲル) Rigel (star in the constellation Orion); Beta Orionis; Beta Ori; Genji star

獵戶臂


猎户臂

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liè hù bì
    lie4 hu4 bi4
lieh hu pi
Orion spiral arm or local spur of our galaxy (containing our solar system)

P3C

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 piisanshii / pisanshi
    ピーさんシー
Lockheed P-3 Orion (anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft); P3C

オリオン

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 orion
    オリオン
Orion

オライアン

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 oraian
    オライアン
(personal name) Orion

オライオン

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 oraion
    オライオン
{comp} Orion; (personal name) Orion

オリオン星雲

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 orionseiun / orionseun
    オリオンせいうん
{astron} Orion Nebula

獵戶座大星雲


猎户座大星云

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liè hù zuò dà xīng yún
    lie4 hu4 zuo4 da4 xing1 yun2
lieh hu tso ta hsing yün
the Great Nebula in Orion M42

Variations:
三つ星
3つ星

see styles
 mitsuboshi
    みつぼし
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) three stars (shape); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) three stars (for quality, e.g. Michelin stars); (3) (See 参・しん) Orion's belt; Chinese "Three Stars" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

Variations:
三ツ星
三つ星
3つ星
三ッ星

see styles
 mitsuboshi
    みつぼし
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) three stars (shape); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) three stars (rating); (3) (See 参・しん) Orion's belt; Chinese "Three Stars" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Orion’s Belt獵戶座
猎户座
liè hù zuò
lie4 hu4 zuo4
lie hu zuo
liehuzuo
lieh hu tso
liehhutso
Orion’s Beltオリオン座orionza
Betelgeuse參宿四sān sù sì
san1 su4 si4
san su si
sansusi
san su ssu
sansussu
Heike Star
Betelgeuse
平家星hei ke boshi
heikeboshi
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
Heike Star / Betelgeuse Scroll
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