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Character U+307B, ほ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER HO
Block Hiragana
[U+307A] [U+307C]

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.

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).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

‎(romaji -ho)

  1. : steps
  2. : folded things, especially maps