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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KU.png
U+304F, く
HIRAGANA LETTER KU

[U+304E]
Hiragana
[U+3050]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
1 stroke

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , and .

Syllable[edit]

(romaji ku)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ku). Its equivalent in katakana is (ku). It is the eighth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ka-gyō u-dan, row ka, section u).
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

(rōmaji -ku)

  1. :
  2. :
  3. :
  4. :

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji ku)

  1. , : nine
  2. :
  3. :
  4. :
  5. : suffering; dukkha
  6. :
  7. :

Verb[edit]

(rōmaji ku)

  1. :
  2. :
  3. : repeat

Etymology 3[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

(rōmaji -ku)

  1. (obsolete) A nominalizing suffix in Old Japanese.
Derived terms[edit]