See also: おお

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

InterjectionEdit

おう (ō

  1. An informal greeting similar to hey. See also よう.
    おう、(ひさ)しぶりだね。
    Ō, hisashiburi da ne.
    Hey, it's been a long time, hasn't it?
  2. An informal interjection similar to oh or oops.
    おう、しまった!
    Ō, shimatta!
    Oh, no!
  3. An informal affirmative response.
    A:わかった? B: おう。
    A: Wakatta? B: Ō.
    A: "You see?" B: "Got it."
    お、おう…
    O, ō…
    Uh, sure...

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of おう – see the following entries.
1
[noun] a king
[noun] an East Asian queen regnant
[noun] an East Asian sovereign prince
[affix] king
2
[affix] yellow
3
[affix] centre, middle
[proper noun] A male given name
3
[affix] sideways, horizontal
[affix] self-willed; arbitrary; unrestrained and aggressive
[affix] sudden; unexpected
[affix] brimming
5
[affix] respond, reply, answer (a question, call, etc.)
[affix] accept, admit, agree, consent
[affix] in accordance with
[affix] adequate, balanced, fitting, suitable
[noun] (rare) an acceptance, admittance, agreement, consent
[proper noun] a surname
5
[affix] to go to, to head for
[affix] past, previous
5
[affix] cherry tree
[affix] cherry tree that bears edible fruit
6
[affix] emperor, mikado, tenno
S
[affix] concave
S
[affix] to push; to press
S
[affix] prosperous; vigorous
S
[affix] Short for 欧羅巴 (Yōroppa, Europe).
[proper noun] Short for 欧羅巴 (Yōroppa, Europe).
S
[affix] old man
[noun] old man; venerable gentleman
[suffix] (honorific) venerable; old; father
[pronoun] (humble, used by elderly men) I; me
(This term, おう, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as おう, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as おう.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , .)

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

おう (ougodan (stem おい (oi), past おった (otta))

  1. 追う: to chase
  2. 負う: to incur or bear
  3. 生う: to grow or spring up