See also: , く゚, , , , and 𡿨
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KU.svg
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.

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
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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

 
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SuffixEdit

(-ku

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