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Etymology 1Edit

Alternative spelling 斯う

/kaku//kau//kɔː//koː/

Shift from かく (kaku).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

こう (rōmaji , historical hiragana かう)

  1. like this, in this way, so, thus
     (わたし)こうだと (おも)う。
    Watashi wa da to omou.
    I think it's so.
    こうやればよいのだ。
    yareba yoi no da.
    (please add an English translation of this example)
Usage notesEdit

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entries.
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[counter]used to count people
[counter]used to count bladed weapons or tools
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[noun](honorific) a European sovereign prince
[noun](honorific) a duke
[noun](familiar) used as suffix to denote familiarity with or disdain for someone or an animal
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[affix]light, gleam, shine
[affix]gleaming, shining
[affix]scenery
[affix]glory, honor/honour, pride
[affix]enlightening
[affix]exhaust, run out
[proper noun]a male or female given name
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[noun]going; travelling (UK), traveling (US)
[noun]type of classical Chinese verse (usually an epic)
[noun](archaic) merchant's association; guild
[noun]bank (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
[proper noun]A unisex given name
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[prefix]prefixing element in kanji compounds, adding a meaning of later, after, following, rearward
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[prefix]high, higher
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[affix]yellow
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[noun]good luck, good fortune; happiness
[noun]an appearance by the emperor or a retired emperor
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[noun]a success, a great achievement
[noun]Alternative form of
[proper noun]A male given name
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[noun](literary) the season, the weather of the current season
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[noun]efficacy, benefit, effect
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[suffix]reading or lecture
[suffix]reading of sacred scriptures by Buddhist monks
[suffix]gathering of monks and laity for Buddhist rites
[suffix]lay association of Buddhist or Shinto believers
[suffix]mutual financial assistance association
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[noun]filial piety
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[affix]emperor; ruler
[affix]tenno (Japanese emperor)
[affix]of Japan
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[noun]the color crimson, a vivid red edging towards pink
[affix]crimson
[affix]safflower
[affix]female
[affix]Substitute character for : work done by women
[proper noun]a female given name
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[proper noun]A male given name
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[noun]carapace, shell
[noun]something A
  1. first in rank
  2. instep or the back of the hand
  3. the first party
[proper noun]the first of the ten Heavenly Stems
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[noun](archaic) large river
[proper noun]short for 長江 (Chōkō): the Yangtze River
[proper noun]old name for 琵琶湖 (Biwa-ko): Lake Biwa
[proper noun]a surname
[proper noun]a unisex given name
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[noun]pit, usually of a mine
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[noun]one of the five two-hour periods into which the night was divided in ancient China
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[noun]incense
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[noun]tribute
[noun]support, a contribution (such as a donation of money)
[proper noun]a male given name
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[counter]counter for fish
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[noun]section
[noun](mathematics) term
[noun](linguistics) argument
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[number]A number of "hundred nonillion" in modern Japanese since 17th century.
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稿S
[verb]to write (a manuscript/rough copy)
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[noun](Buddhism) kalpa: a unit of time in Buddhist cosmology
[noun](go) a position in which two alternating stones can be captured and recaptured indefinitely
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[proper noun]the seventh of the ten Heavenly Stems
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(This term, こう, is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi こう, not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading こう.

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entry at 請う.
こう【請う・乞う】
[verb]to ask, beg, request, entreat, appeal, solicit
(This term, こう, is a hiragana spelling of 請う.)

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of こう – see the following entry at 恋う.
こう【恋う】
[verb](literary) to miss; to love; to have a deep affection for
(This term, こう, is a hiragana spelling of 恋う.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN