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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai O.png
U+304A, お
HIRAGANA LETTER O

[U+3049]
Hiragana
[U+304B]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
3 strokes
See also お-

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(romaji o)

  1. The hiragana syllable (o). Its equivalent in katakana is (o). It is the fifth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (a-gyō o-dan, row a, section o).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(rōmaji o)

  1. : yes, alright, okay

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji o)

  1. : a sign used in some books
  2. : tail, brush, train
  3. , :
  4. : fish
  5. , : the hemp or ramie plant; thread or yarn made from fibers derived from the bark of hemp or ramie stems
  6. , , , : man, male
  7. : cord

Prefix[edit]

(rōmaji o-)

  1. : small
  2. : honorific prefix to make a word polite

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
3
[affix]hate; loathe
S
[affix]dirty
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading お.