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ぐゎち・ぐぁち【月】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

gwachi [gʷat͡ɕi]

Definition

Noun, suffix

  1. The month of the year
    1. いちぐゎち【一
      ichi-gwachi
      "January"
    2. はちぐゎち【八
      hachi-gwachi
      "August"
    3. しちぐゎちえいさー【七月えいさー】
      shichi-gwachi eisaa
      "June Eisa" (Ryukyuan folk dance)
    4. ゐーそーぐゎちでーびる【良正月でーびる】
      yii soo gwachi deebiru
      "Happy New Year"

Etymology

From ぐゎつ【月】 gwatsu, cognate with standard Japanese がつ【月】 gatsu. Ultimately derived from Chinese 【月】 (cf. Cantonese yut6; Mandarin yuè; Vietnamese nguyệt and ngoạt; Middle Chinese *ngiuæt).

意味:がつ【月】

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