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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai O.png
U+304A, お
HIRAGANA LETTER O

[U+3049]
Hiragana
[U+304B]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 
See also お-

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(romaji o)

  1. The hiragana syllable (o). Its equivalent in katakana is (o). It is the fifth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (a-gyō o-dan, row a, section o).
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Etymology 2Edit

InterjectionEdit

(rōmaji o)

  1. : yes, alright, okay

NounEdit

(rōmaji o)

  1. : a sign used in some books
  2. : tail, brush, train
  3. , : hill; peak
  4. : fish
  5. , : the hemp or ramie plant; thread or yarn made from fibers derived from the bark of hemp or ramie stems
  6. , , , : man, male
  7. : cord

PrefixEdit

(rōmaji o-)

  1. : small
  2. : honorific prefix to make a word polite

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
3
[affix]hate; loathe
S
[affix]dirty
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading お.