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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KO.svg
U+3053, こ
HIRAGANA LETTER KO

[U+3052]
Hiragana
[U+3054]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

(romaji ko)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[noun] houses; apartments
[counter] house; apartment
[counter] household; family
5
[prefix] the deceased, late
[affix] old; past; former
5
[counter] item, article, thing
6
[affix] to breathe out; to exhale; to sigh
[affix] to shout; to yell
[affix] to call (someone); to address
S
[noun] an orphan
[noun] solitude
[adjectival noun] solitary
S
[noun] arc
J
[noun] (rare) hakama: a type of traditional Japanese trousers
[noun] (rare) momohiki: traditional Japanese closefitting workman's trousers
[noun] (historical, military): prior to World War II, the general term for trousers in the Imperial Japanese Army
H
[noun] hu (ancient Chinese vessel shaped like a vase, usually used to store alcohol)
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as こ.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .)

Etymology 3[edit]

Native.

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[noun] a child
[noun] (figuratively) a girl, especially a dear or desired one (compare use of English baby, babe)
[noun] a smaller or younger version of a bigger object
[prefix] an object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another object
[suffix] suffix used in female given names, such as 智子 (​Tomoko), 英子 (​Eiko), 秀子 (​Hideko), 美奈子 (​Minako)
[suffix] (rare) suffix used in male given names
[suffix] an object having a particular state or property (sometimes diminutive)
[suffix] roe (only when preceded by a fish name, or fish-related prefix)
[proper noun] a surname
1
[prefix] less in size or quantity, small, little, short
[prefix] less in intensity, small, light, slight
[prefix] of secondary importance, secondary, sub-
[prefix] infant
5
[noun] [from 759] powder
[noun] [from 759] flour
S
[noun] a basket, especially one made of bamboo
[noun] This term needs a translation to English.
1
[noun] Combining form of (き, ki): tree; wood
S
[prefix] dark color
海鼠
[noun] (obsolete) a sea cucumber
6
[noun] (obsolete) silkworm
6
[suffix] (not productive) place
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as こ.)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(ko

  1. : (derogatory) you
  2. : (humble) you