KANJI: KOU hiro (spacious, wide, broad)

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Character Etymology:

Originally drawn as a flaming arrow enclosed under a roof and later simplified to the character for yellow enclosed under a roof, used to express space but possibly also lending an idea of a big illuminated area; heavily simplified, this character used to only refer to a spacious building but now means spacious in the broad sense.

A Listing of All On-Yomi and Kun-Yomi Readings:

on-yomi: KOU
kun-yomi: hiro(i) hiro(maru) hiro(meru) hiro(garu) hiro(geru)

English Definitions:

  1. KOU, hiro(garu): spread out, extend, reach to.
  2. hiro(geru): expand, enlarge, widen; unfurl; strech, spread.
  3. hiro(maru): spread, be diffused, prevail, be propigated, pervade, be circulated.
  4. hiro(meru): extend, widen, enlarge; spread, disseminate.
  5. hiro(me): announcement, advertisement.
  6. hiro(i), hiro(yakana): wide, broad, extensive, spacious.

Character Index Numbers:

New Nelson: 1604
Henshall: 114

Unicode Encoded Version:

Unicode Encoded Compound Examples:

(koudai): vast.
広島 (hiroshima): place name.
(koukoku): advertisement.

 

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Spa"cious (?), a. [L. spatiousus: cf. F. spacieux. See Space, n.]

1.

Extending far and wide; vast in extent.

"A spacious plain outstretched in circuit wide."

Milton.

2.

Inclosing an extended space; having large or ample room; not contracted or narrow; capacious; roomy; as, spacious bounds; a spacious church; a spacious hall.

-- Spa"cious*ly, adv. -- Spa"cious*ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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