[<< wiktionary] koto
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Japanese 琴 (koto).


=== Noun ===
koto (plural kotos)

(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 terms ====
kotoist


==== Translations ====


=== Anagrams ===
Koot, Otok, toko, toko-, took


== Dutch ==


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈkoː.toː/
Hyphenation: ko‧to
Rhymes: -oːtoː


=== Etymology 1 ===
Borrowed from Sranan Tongo koto, from English coat.


==== Noun ====
koto m (plural koto's)

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


=== Etymology 2 ===

Borrowed from Japanese 琴 (koto).


==== Noun ====
koto m (plural koto's)

A koto; a Japanese stringed instrument.


== Esperanto ==


=== Etymology ===
Borrowed from German Kot.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈkoto/Hyphenation: ko‧toRhymes: -oto


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

mud


==== Derived terms ====
kota (muddy)
kotanimulo (“low-minded person”)


== Finnish ==


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈkoto/, [ˈko̞t̪o̞]
Rhymes: -oto
Syllabification: ko‧to


=== Etymology 1 ===
From Proto-Finnic *koto, which is derived from Proto-Finnic *kota. Cognate with Estonian kodu.


==== Noun ====
koto

(archaic) home
1855 — Aleksis Kivi, Koto ja kahleet [1]
Hän muisteli kotoansa kivisellä aholla yläpuolella vihantoja peltoja ja korkean vuoren alla.


===== Declension =====


===== Synonyms =====
koti


===== Derived terms =====


=== Etymology 2 ===
From Japanese 琴 (koto)


==== Noun ====
koto

(music) koto (instrument)


===== Declension =====


=== Anagrams ===
koot, toko


== French ==


=== Etymology ===
From Japanese 琴 (koto).


=== Pronunciation ===


=== Noun ===
koto m (plural kotos)

koto (musical instruments)


=== See also ===
 koto on the French  Wikipedia.Wikipedia fr


=== Further reading ===
“koto” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


== Japanese ==


=== Romanization ===
koto

Rōmaji transcription of こと
Rōmaji transcription of コト


== Madurese ==


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


=== Noun ===
koto (plural kotokoto)

louse (insect)


== Sambali ==


=== Noun ===
koto

louse (insect)


== Sranan Tongo ==


=== Etymology ===
From English coat.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈko.to/


=== Noun ===
koto

A traditional African-Surinamese dress.


==== Descendants ====
→ Dutch: koto


== Votic ==


=== Etymology ===
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)


=== Noun ===
koto (genitive koo, partitive [please provide])

house, home


==== Inflection ====
This noun needs an inflection-table template.


=== References ===
"koto" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat