ほと

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Etymology[edit]

/hoto2/: *[potə] → [ɸoto] → [hoto]. As indicated in the Wamyōshō citation, /to2/ may be related to (/to1/, place, location), but the phonological difference can not be explained. Perhaps related to Korean 보지 (poji, vagina).

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ほと (romaji hoto)

  1. Vagina.
    • 712, Kojiki
      因生此子、美蕃登此三字以音。見灸而病臥在。
    • 712, Kojiki
      逆剥天斑馬剥而、所墮入時、天服織女見驚而、於梭衝陰上而死。訓陰上云富登
  2. Penis.
    • 931-938: Wamyō Ruijushō (book 2 page 44-45)
      陰 釋名云、陰、今案玉茎玉門等通稱也 [...] 原書無其字按神代紀、「陰訓保止、保是含包之言、即所謂在陰翳之義、止、處也」 [...]

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