Grammar detail: 厄年 (やくどし)

厄年 (やくどし)  critical ages
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, literally 'unlucky years', are the ages at which a person is most likely to experience personal misfortune, according to traditional Japanese belief.
Years are counted by considering the year of birth #1, and adding one every time January 1st is reached. For men, years 25, 42 and 61 are considered most unlucky; for women, 19, 33 and 37.
The origin of the superstition, and the precise reason for the years chosen, is unknown.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ヤク    unlucky   
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ネン   とし year   
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