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Character  こ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KO
Codepoint U+3053

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

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(Hepburn romanization ko)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ko), whose equivalent in katakana is (ko). It is the tenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (KA-gyō, O-dan; “row KA, section O”).

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Noun[edit]

(romaji ko)

  1. , : child