See also: , く゚, , , , and 𡿨
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KU.png
U+304F, く
HIRAGANA LETTER KU

[U+304E]
Hiragana
[U+3050]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , and .

SyllableEdit

(romaji ku)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ku). Its equivalent in katakana is (ku). It is the eighth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ka-gyō u-dan, row ka, section u).
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[number] nine
[number] ninth
[noun] nine
[noun] the ninth
Alternative spelling
1
[noun] (Buddhism) the mouth
[noun] (Buddhism) (by extension) one's speech, one's words
[noun] the mouthpiece of a flute
[counter] used to count people
[counter] used to count per-person portions
[counter] used to count open-mouthed containers
[counter] used to count bladed weapons or tools
3
[noun] ward, section, district
3
[noun] suffering
[noun] (Buddhism) dukkha
5
[noun] a short section from a longer text:
[noun] a phrase or clause
[noun] a sentence or line
[noun] a passage or paragraph
[noun] a verse from a song
[noun] a stanza from a poem
[counter] counter for stanzas from a poem or for haiku
J
[affix] carpenter's square
[affix] square (shape)
[affix] rule; law
[noun] (astronomy) quadrature
H
[affix] body
[counter] counter for Buddhist images
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as く.)

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

Etymology 3Edit

Some obsolete inflections.

VerbEdit

(ku

  1. : disappear
  2. : come
  3. : repeat

Etymology 4Edit

 
Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ja

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

SuffixEdit

(-ku

  1. (obsolete) A nominalizing suffix in Old Japanese.
Derived termsEdit