Etymology of Go Terms

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For many readers, the etymology of many Go terms may be unclear, especially if they are from a language that they do not speak. This page gives a short overview of some terms and their etymology.

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Go

Go is the short form of the Japanese word "igo", which derives from the Chinese weiqi, literally "Surrounding-Boardgame". See also Etymology of Go and Go character

Ko

In Japanese, Ko literally means "threat". A secondary meaning, however, is "an enormous passage of time". See also Ko / etymology discussion.

Geta

See Geta Etymology.

西洋滚包, 西洋滚打

See Western squeeze.


Etymology of Go Terms last edited by Unkx80 on July 26, 2008 - 19:52
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