おとこ

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

/woto2ko1/: *[wotəko] → [wotoko] → [otoko]. Cognate with the verb wot- (to become young) with ko as a male suffix. Contrasts with woto2me, the female version.

NounEdit

おとこ (historical hiragana をとこ, romaji otoko)

  1. man; male person.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 7 February 2014, at 08:12