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U+307B, ほ
HIRAGANA LETTER HO

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

Japanese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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

Syllable

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(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 terms
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Etymology 2

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Alternative spelling

From Old Japanese, from Proto-Japonic *po.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(ho (fo)?

  1. ear of grain
  2. (calligraphy) tip of a brush

Etymology 3

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Alternative spelling

Noun

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(ho

  1. sail

Etymology 4

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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 the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ほ.)

References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN