おとこ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

/woto2ko1/: *[wotəko] → [wotoko] → [otoko]. Cognate with the verb wot- (to become young) with ko as a male suffix. Contrasts with woto2me, the female version.

Noun[edit]

おとこ (romaji otoko, historical hiragana をとこ)

  1. : man; male person.

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