See also: ぼう

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of ほう – see the following entries.
2
[noun] direction, way, side
[noun] more so (preceded by ~の, often followed by ~が)
4
[noun] principle
[noun] law
[noun] code of law
[noun] method
[noun] etiquette
[noun] (Buddhism) dharma
[noun] (grammar) mood
[noun] (mathematics) divisor
S
[noun] gun, firearm
[noun] (by extension) Alternative spelling of 大砲 (cannon, artillery)
[suffix] gun
[suffix] cannon, artillery
[suffix] ordnance
H
[noun] (botany) bract
5
[noun] news, information
(This term, ほう, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as ほう, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ほう.)

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Etymology 2Edit

InterjectionEdit

ほう (

  1. Expressing one's exclamation.
    ほう!それは(おどろ)きだ。
    ! Sore wa odoroki da.
    Whoa! That's a surprise.
SynonymsEdit