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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (koto).

NounEdit

koto (plural kotos)

  1. (music) A Japanese stringed instrument having numerous strings, usually seven or thirteen, that are stretched over a convex wooden sounding board and are plucked with three plectra, worn on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of one hand.
    • 1962, Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, in Four Novels of the 1960s, Library of America 2007, p. 94:
      Seated on the soft carpet with their drinks, they listened to a recording of koto, Japanese thirteen-string harp.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Sranan Tongo koto, from English coat.

NounEdit

koto m (plural koto's)

  1. A traditional Surinamese dress, traditionally worn by women of African descent.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Borrowed from Japanese (koto).

NounEdit

koto m (plural koto's)

  1. A koto; a Japanese stringed instrument.

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Kot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoto/
  • Hyphenation: ko‧to
  • Rhymes: -oto

NounEdit

koto (accusative singular koton, plural kotoj, accusative plural kotojn)

  1. mud

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *koto, which is derived from Proto-Finnic *kota. Cognate with Estonian kodu.

NounEdit

koto

  1. (archaic) home
    • 1855Aleksis Kivi, Koto ja kahleet [1]
      Hän muisteli kotoansa kivisellä aholla yläpuolella vihantoja peltoja ja korkean vuoren alla.
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of koto (Kotus type 1/valo, t-d gradation)
nominative koto kodot
genitive kodon kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
illative kotoon kotoihin
singular plural
nominative koto kodot
accusative nom. koto kodot
gen. kodon
genitive kodon kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
inessive kodossa kodoissa
elative kodosta kodoista
illative kotoon kotoihin
adessive kodolla kodoilla
ablative kodolta kodoilta
allative kodolle kodoille
essive kotona kotoina
translative kodoksi kodoiksi
instructive kodoin
abessive kodotta kodoitta
comitative kotoineen
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Japanese (koto)

NounEdit

koto

  1. (music) koto (instrument)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of koto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative koto kotot
genitive koton kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
illative kotoon kotoihin
singular plural
nominative koto kotot
accusative nom. koto kotot
gen. koton
genitive koton kotojen
partitive kotoa kotoja
inessive kotossa kotoissa
elative kotosta kotoista
illative kotoon kotoihin
adessive kotolla kotoilla
ablative kotolta kotoilta
allative kotolle kotoille
essive kotona kotoina
translative kotoksi kotoiksi
instructive kotoin
abessive kototta kotoitta
comitative kotoineen

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese (koto).

NounEdit

koto m (plural kotos)

  1. koto (musical instruments)

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

koto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of こと

MadureseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kutu, from Proto-Austronesian *kuCu.

NounEdit

koto (plural kotokoto)

  1. louse (insect)

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English coat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

koto

  1. A traditional African-Surinamese dress.

DescendantsEdit


VoticEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

koto (genitive koo, partitive [please provide])

  1. house, home

InflectionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • "koto" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat