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1 exact word match found in search 'ほこ'
noun
1. long-handled Chinese spear; lance; pike
2. weapon; arms
this meaning is restricted to reading ほこ
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12 words found beginning with 'ほこ'
noun
pride; boast
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walk
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to boast of; to be proud of
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to come apart at the seams; to be ripped; to be torn  (see also: 綻ぶ; often written with kana only)
2. to begin to open; to begin to bloom  (see also: 綻ぶ; often written with kana only)
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noun
1. point of spear; spearhead  (see also: 鋒先)
2. brunt; aim of attack; force of argument
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1. to begin to open; to come out  (often written with kana only)
2. to smile broadly  (see also: 顔がほころぶ; often written with kana only)
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noun
1. dust  (often written with kana only)
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noun
pedestrian; walker
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proud; haughty; arrogant; splendid; magnificent
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noun
hokora; small wayside shrine  (often written with kana only)
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