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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai HO.svg
U+307B, ほ
HIRAGANA LETTER HO

[U+307A]
Hiragana
[U+307C]

JapaneseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji ho)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ho). Its equivalent in katakana is (ho). It is the thirtieth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ha-gyō o-dan, row ha, section o).
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative spelling

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ho (fo)?

  1. ear of grain

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative spelling

NounEdit

(ho

  1. sail

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[counter] steps
[noun] a step (as in footstep)
S
[counter] folded texts, especially maps
[noun] shop
(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 ほ.)

ReferencesEdit

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