|Kanji in this term|
|はち > はっ
/hakkwau/ > /hakkwoː/ > /hakkoː/. Literally the eight corners of the land. The eight corners are in the north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest and is a reference to the land as a whole.
- the eight corners of the earth
- the world as a whole
- 八紘 (hakkō)