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Character U+3053, こ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER KO
Block Hiragana
[U+3052] [U+3054]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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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 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]

Adjectival noun[edit]

‎(-na inflection, romaji ko)

  1. : solitary

Counter[edit]

‎(romaji -ko)

  1. :
  2. :

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ko)

  1. , : child
  2. : tree
  3. 海鼠: (obsolete) sea cucumber
  4. :
  5. : flour
  6. : silkworm
  7. : cage
  8. :
  9. :
  10. : solitude
  11. : arc
  12. :
  13. :
  14. :
  15. :
  16. :

Prefix[edit]

‎(romaji ko-)

  1. :
  2. :
  3. :

Pronoun[edit]

‎(romaji ko)

  1. , :

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -ko)

  1. , :
  2. :

Verb[edit]

‎(romaji ko)

  1. : Imperfective of 来る ‎(くる, kuru).