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hokku

[haw-koo, hok-oo] /ˈhɔ ku, ˈhɒk u/
noun, plural hokku. Prosody
1.
the opening verse of a linked verse series.
2.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Japanese, equivalent to hok opening, first + ku stanza; earlier fot-ku < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese depart + phrase
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British Dictionary definitions for hokku

haiku

/ˈhaɪkuː/
noun (pl) -ku
1.
an epigrammatic Japanese verse form in 17 syllables
Word Origin
from Japanese, from hai amusement + ku verse

hokku

/ˈhɒkuː/
noun (pl) -ku
1.
(prosody) another word for haiku
Word Origin
from Japanese, from hok beginning + ku hemistich
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