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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ほう

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“name; alias; art name; etc.”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʲoː/
  • Hyphenation:

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *se-o-u.

Determiner[edit]

  1. (inalienable, indefinite) thy, your
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Samoan soʻo.

Noun[edit]

  1. disciple, follower
    o Iehu.The disciples of Jesus.

Etymology 3[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. Used to indicate the frequentative aspect of the preceding verb: frequently, often

Etymology 4[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. Only used in hō he

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 319