koban

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Japanese 小判 (こばん, koban)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

koban (plural kobans)

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  1. An oval gold coin in the Edo period of feudal Japan.

Etymology 2[edit]

Japanese 交番 (こうばん, kōban)

Noun[edit]

koban (plural kobans)

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  1. A small community police office or a police box, especially one in Japan.

Anagrams[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kȏb (fate, omen) +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kôːban/
  • Hyphenation: ko‧ban

Adjective[edit]

kȏban (definite kȏbnī, Cyrillic spelling ко̑бан)

  1. fatal, baleful, ominous
  2. tragic, unlucky

Declension[edit]