八荒

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
はち > はっ
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

/hakkwau/ > /hakkwoː/ > /hakkoː/. Literally the eight corners of the land. The eight corners are in the north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and is a reference to the land as a whole.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

八荒 (hiragana はっこう, historical hiragana はっくゎう, romaji hakkō)

  1. the eight corners of the earth
  2. the world as a whole

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 21 February 2014, at 12:59