Definition of 岡

  • mount
  • hill
  • knoll

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • コウ
  • おか

Popular Words With This Kanji

福岡, ふくおか

Fukuoka (city)

静岡, しずおか

Shizuoka (city)

丘, 岡, 壟, おか

hill, height, knoll, rising ground

長岡京, ながおかきょう, ながおかのみやこ

Japanese capital founded by emperor Kammu in 784, but abandoned 10 years later in favour of Heian

岡辺, 丘辺, おかべ

vicinity of a hill

大岡裁き, おおおかさばき

judicial decision made with human kindness and warmth in a fair manner (from the decisions of Oooka Tadasuke, a jurist in 17th century Japan)

岡目八目, 傍目八目, おかめはちもく

bystander's vantage point, outsider's better grasp of the situation, onlookers see more of the game than the players do, lit: people watching a game of Go see 8 moves further ahead

岡っ引き, 岡引, おかっぴき

hired thief taker (Edo period), private secret policeman, private detective

岡っ引き, 岡引, おかっぴき

hired thief taker (Edo period), private secret policeman, private detective

福岡県, ふくおかけん

Fukuoka prefecture (Kyushu)


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