See also: and こ゚
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai KO.svg
U+3053, こ
HIRAGANA LETTER KO

[U+3052]
Hiragana
[U+3054]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji 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 termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[noun] houses; apartments
[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
[adjectival noun] solitary
S
[noun] arc
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)
(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 こ.)

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

Etymology 3Edit

Native.

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[noun] a child
[noun] (figurative) a girl, especially a dear or desired one (compare use of English baby, babe)
[noun] a smaller or younger version of a bigger object
[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)
[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
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] powder
[noun] flour
S
[noun] a basket, especially one made of bamboo
[noun] This term needs a translation to English.
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 an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as こ.)

Etymology 4Edit

PronounEdit

(ko

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