八荒

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はち > はっ
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

/hakkwau/ > /hakkwoː/ > /hakkoː/. Literally the eight corners of the land. The eight corners are in the north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and is a reference to the land as a whole.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

八荒 (hiragana はっこう, historical hiragana はっくゎう, romaji hakkō)

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

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