I searched what this kanji means in jisho.org in this part of the song:

近づいて 全部月のせいに

刻は今 ここに満ちたり

Source: Lyrics

So, My first result is 時 in this result show me another form for this kanji that is 刻 【とき】

and the others results show me others meanings like 刻【こく】: archaic age , 刻 【きざ】: scratch, etc


To put it accurately, 刻【こく】 is the ancient unit of time, compared to hour before 24-hour system is introduced, and still remains in some words such as 時刻, 刻々, 刻限 etc.

For that reason, this kanji is sometimes employed in artistic writing when it explicitly refers to a "punctual" time rather than a "duration" time.

As for the practice putting unusual { kanji to word / reading to kanji }, see the following posts:

  • Fascinating. How long was this ancient unit of time?
    – wip
    Apr 20 '20 at 19:05
  • @wip That's the whole point. I think it fully worth another question. Apr 21 '20 at 11:48

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