See also: and と゚
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai DO.png
U+3069, ど
HIRAGANA LETTER DO
Composition: [U+3068] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+3068]
Hiragana
[U+306A]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The hiragana character (to) with a dakuten ().

SyllableEdit

(romaji do)

  1. The hiragana syllable (do). Its equivalent in katakana is (do).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Appears to be a relatively recent innovation. In mainstream Japanese, this prefix is used as an intensifier. In the Kansai region, the meaning has further developed to convey more negative overtones.[1][2]

The ultimate derivation is unclear. This may be an extension of the noun (do, degree, extent).

PrefixEdit

or (do-

  1. super-
    あほ
    do-aho
    dumbass
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Reading of various kanji characters.

NounEdit

(do

  1. : degree, extent
  2. : the third of the Eight Principles of Yong

PrefixEdit

(do-

  1. : indeterminate prefix, used to form question words such as 何れ (dore, which, literally which one) or 何処 (doko, where, literally what place)

SuffixEdit

(-do

  1. : (geometry) degree of an angle; degree in temperature; number of times; percentage of alcohol concentration

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN