koto

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See also: kōto, Kōto, kōtō, and kötő

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (koto).

Noun[edit]

koto (plural kotos)

  1. (music) A Japanese stringed instrument having numerous strings, usually seven or thirteen, that are stretched over a convex wooden sounding board and are plucked with three plectra, worn on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of one hand.
    • 1962, Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, in Four Novels of the 1960s, Library of America 2007, p. 94:
      Seated on the soft carpet with their drinks, they listened to a recording of koto, Japanese thirteen-string harp.

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Sranan Tongo koto, from English coat.

Noun[edit]

koto m (plural koto's)

  1. A traditional Surinamese dress, traditionally worn by women of African descent.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese (koto).

Noun[edit]

koto m (plural koto's)

  1. A koto; a Japanese stringed instrument.

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Kot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoto/
  • Hyphenation: ko‧to
  • Rhymes: -oto

Noun[edit]

koto (accusative singular koton, plural kotoj, accusative plural kotojn)

  1. mud

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *koto, which is derived from Proto-Finnic *kota. Cognate with Estonian kodu.

Noun[edit]

koto

  1. (archaic) home
    • 1855Aleksis Kivi, Koto ja kahleet [1]
      Hän muisteli kotoansa kivisellä aholla yläpuolella vihantoja peltoja ja korkean vuoren alla.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of koto (Kotus type 1/valo, t-d gradation)
nominative koto kodot
genitive kodon kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
illative kotoon kotoihin
singular plural
nominative koto kodot
accusative nom. koto kodot
gen. kodon
genitive kodon kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
inessive kodossa kodoissa
elative kodosta kodoista
illative kotoon kotoihin
adessive kodolla kodoilla
ablative kodolta kodoilta
allative kodolle kodoille
essive kotona kotoina
translative kodoksi kodoiksi
instructive kodoin
abessive kodotta kodoitta
comitative kotoineen
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese (koto)

Noun[edit]

koto

  1. (music) koto (instrument)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of koto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative koto kotot
genitive koton kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
illative kotoon kotoihin
singular plural
nominative koto kotot
accusative nom. koto kotot
gen. koton
genitive koton kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
inessive kotossa kotoissa
elative kotosta kotoista
illative kotoon kotoihin
adessive kotolla kotoilla
ablative kotolta kotoilta
allative kotolle kotoille
essive kotona kotoina
translative kotoksi kotoiksi
instructive kotoin
abessive kototta kotoitta
comitative kotoineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (koto).

Noun[edit]

koto m (plural kotos)

  1. koto (musical instruments)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

koto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of こと

Madurese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kutu, from Proto-Austronesian *kuCu.

Noun[edit]

koto (plural kotokoto)

  1. louse (insect)

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English coat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

koto

  1. A traditional African-Surinamese dress.

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Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

koto (genitive koo, partitive [please provide])

  1. house, home

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References[edit]

  • "koto" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat