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third (in order or quality)
Kanji 1773

Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

Through this essay you’ll find out when the Japanese use the system of sequencing and ranking that includes 丙, and you’ll see why 丙 is excluded more often than not. With an explanation of the sexagenary system, you’ll come to understand how 丙 relates to the 12 zodiacal kanji. And you’ll discover how 丙 can factor into the name of the fifth day of a month while meaning “third”! 

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1773 on 丙, titled "Third Wheel"
Mini Profile
JOYO ON-YOMI
ヘイ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
None
STROKES5
RADICAL一 (1: one)
JLPTN1
HALPERN2168/2920
HENSHALL1773
SPAHN0a5.21