こう

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See also: ごう

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling 斯う

/kaku//kau//kɔː//koː/

Shift from かく (kaku).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

こう ( (historical kana かう)

  1. like this, in this way, so, thus
    (わたし)こうだと(おも)う。
    Watashi wa da to omou.
    I think it's so.
    こうやればよいのだ。
    yareba yoi no da.
    It's okay to do it like this.
Usage notes[edit]

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entries.
1
[counter] used to count people
[counter] used to count bladed weapons or tools
2
[noun] (honorific) a European sovereign prince
[noun] (honorific) a duke
[noun] (familiar) used as suffix to denote familiarity with or disdain for someone or an animal
2
[affix] light, gleam, shine
[affix] gleaming, shining
[affix] scenery
[affix] glory, honor/honour, pride
[affix] enlightening
[affix] exhaust, run out
[proper noun] a male or female given name
2
[noun] going; travelling (UK), traveling (US)
[noun] type of classical Chinese verse (usually an epic)
[noun] (archaic) merchant's association; guild
[noun] bank (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
[proper noun] A unisex given name
2
[prefix] prefixing element in kanji compounds, adding a meaning of later, after, following, rearward
2
[prefix] high, higher
2
[affix] yellow
3
[noun] good luck, good fortune; happiness
[noun] an appearance by the emperor or a retired emperor
4
[noun] a success, a great achievement
4
[noun] (literary) the season, the weather of the current season
5
[noun] efficacy, benefit, effect
5
[suffix] reading or lecture
[suffix] reading of sacred scriptures by Buddhist monks
[suffix] gathering of monks and laity for Buddhist rites
[suffix] lay association of Buddhist or Shinto believers
[suffix] mutual financial assistance association
6
[noun] filial piety
6
[affix] Creator
[affix] monarch, ruler, sovereign
[affix] emperor, mikado, tenno
[affix] Japan, Japanese
[proper noun] a unisex given name
6
[noun] the color crimson, a vivid red edging towards pink
[affix] crimson
[affix] safflower
[affix] female
[affix] Substitute character for : work done by women
[proper noun] a female given name
S
[proper noun] A male given name
S
[noun] carapace, shell
[noun] something A
[noun] first in rank
[noun] instep or the back of the hand
[noun] the first party
[proper noun] the first of the ten Heavenly Stems
S
[noun] (archaic) large river
[proper noun] short for 長江 (Chōkō): the Yangtze River
[proper noun] old name for 琵琶湖 (Biwa-ko): Lake Biwa
[proper noun] a surname
[proper noun] a unisex given name
S
[noun] pit, usually of a mine
S
[noun] one of the five two-hour periods into which the night was divided in ancient China
4
[noun] incense
S
[noun] tribute
[noun] support, a contribution (such as a donation of money)
[proper noun] a male given name
S
[counter] counter for fish
S
[noun] section
[noun] (mathematics) term
[noun] (linguistics) argument
S
[number] A number of "hundred nonillion" in modern Japanese since 17th century.
S
[noun] (Taxonomy) class
稿S
[verb] to write (a manuscript/rough copy)
J
[noun] (Buddhism) kalpa: a unit of time in Buddhist cosmology
[noun] (go) a position in which two alternating stones can be captured and recaptured indefinitely
J
[proper noun] the seventh of the ten Heavenly Stems
(This term, こう, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as こう, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as こう.)

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Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entry.
請う
[verb] to ask, beg, request, entreat, appeal, solicit
Alternative spelling
乞う
(This term, こう, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entry.
恋う
[verb] (literary) to miss; to love; to have a deep affection for
(This term, こう, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ Yoshiro Kojima, Shigeru Takebayashi, Keisuke Nakao, and Hideo Masuda, editors (2005) Luminous Japanese-English Dictionary, second edition, Kenkyusha