Hanko meaning

hängkō
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A Japanese stamp made of wood, stone, or horn, engraved with the name of an individual, office, or institution and used instead of a signature in official transactions.
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A town in Finland.
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Origin of hanko

  • Japanese hanko probably alteration (taken as if han seal, stamp) (ko child, also a noun-forming suff.) of earlier hankō publication, printing Japanese han board, block such as those used in woodblock printing (from Middle Chinese paːn´) (also the source of Mandarin bàn) Japanese to go, circulate (from Middle Chinese xfijaːjŋ) (also the source of Mandarin xíng)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Finnish Hanko.

    From Wiktionary