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|Kanji in this term|
|はち > はっ
/hakkwau/ > /hakkwoː/ > /hakkoː/. Literally a net that stretches over and connects in eight directions. The eight directions are north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and is a reference to the land as a whole.
- the eight corners of the earth
- the world as a whole
- 八紘一宇 (hakkō ichiū)
- 八荒 (hakkō)