八紘

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Jinmeiyō

Etymology[edit]

/hakkwau/ > /hakkwoː/ > /hakkoː/. Literally a net that stretches over and connects in eight directions. The eight directions are north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and is a reference to the land as a whole.

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八紘 (hiragana はっこう, romaji hakkō, historical hiragana はっくゎう)

  1. the eight corners of the earth
  2. the world as a whole

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