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Meaning of 壬

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Pinyin: rén
English Definition: ninth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; ninth in order; letter "I" or roman "IX" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 345°; nona
Chinese Definition:
①天干的第九位,用以纪旬。[例]夏四月壬戌,公及晋侯盟于长樗。——《春秋》。
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • 丿 slash
    • scholar, gentleman; soldier
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Example Words:
壬午 [ rén ]: nineteenth year I7 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2002 or 2062
壬子 [ rén ]: forty-ninth year I1 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1972 or 2032
壬寅 [ rén yín ]: thirty-ninth year I3 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1962 or 2022
壬戌 [ rén ]: fifty-ninth year I11 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1982 or 2042
壬申 [ rén shēn ]: ninth year I9 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1992 or 2052
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