Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: , , and
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HO.svg
U+307B, ほ
HIRAGANA LETTER HO

[U+307A]
Hiragana
[U+307C]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
4 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 ho)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spelling

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ho (fo)?

  1. ear of grain

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative spelling

Noun[edit]

(ho

  1. sail

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[counter] steps
[noun] a step (as in footstep)
S
[counter] folded texts, especially maps
[noun] shop
(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 ほ.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN