See also: , こ゚, and ح

U+3053, こ
HIRAGANA LETTER KO

[U+3052]
Hiragana
[U+3054]

Japanese edit

Stroke order
 

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Syllable edit

(ko

  1. The hiragana syllable (ko). Its equivalent in katakana is (ko). It is the tenth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ka-gyō o-dan, row ka, section o).
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[noun] houses; apartments
[noun] door
[noun] The smallest administrative division under the ritsuryō system of governance.
[counter] house; apartment
[counter] household; family
5
[prefix] the deceased, late
[affix] old; past; former
5
[counter] item, article, thing
6
[affix] to breathe out, to exhale, to sigh
[affix] to shout, to yell
[affix] to call (someone), to address
S
[noun] an orphan
[noun] solitude
[adjective] solitary
S
[noun] arc
S
[counter] looks back, double-takes (often as (いっ)() (ikko))
[counter] (figurative, chiefly in the negative) care, concern; amount one cares
Alternative spelling
J
[noun] (rare) hakama: a type of traditional Japanese trousers
[noun] (rare) momohiki: traditional Japanese closefitting workman's trousers
[noun] (historical, military): prior to World War II, the general term for trousers in the Imperial Japanese Army
H
[noun] hu (ancient Chinese vessel shaped like a vase, usually used to store alcohol)
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as こ.)

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

Etymology 3 edit

Native.

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[noun] a child
[noun] (figuratively) a girl, especially a dear or desired one (compare use of English baby, babe)
[noun] (endearing) creature
[noun] a smaller or younger version of a bigger object
[noun] (hanafuda, card games, by extension, board games, gambling) person who is dealt cards
[prefix] an object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another object
[suffix] suffix used in female given names, such as 智子 (​Tomoko), 英子 (​Eiko), 秀子 (​Hideko), 美奈子 (​Minako), 有希子 (​Yukiko)
[suffix] (rare) suffix used in male given names
[suffix] an object having a particular state or property (sometimes diminutive)
[suffix] roe (only when preceded by a fish name, or fish-related prefix)
[proper noun] a surname
Alternative spellings
,
1
[prefix] less in size or quantity, small, little, short
[prefix] less in intensity, small, light, slight
[prefix] of secondary importance, secondary, sub-
[prefix] infant
5
[noun] [from 759] powder
[noun] [from 759] flour
S
[noun] a basket, especially one made of bamboo
[noun] Short for 伏せ籠 (fusego): a chicken or hen coop
1
[noun] Combining form of (き, ki): tree; wood
S
[prefix] dark color
海鼠
[noun] (obsolete) a sea cucumber
6
[noun] (obsolete) silkworm
6
[suffix] (not productive) place
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as こ.)

Etymology 4 edit

Pronoun edit

(ko

  1. : (derogatory) you
  2. : (humble) you