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kokono-
meaning: nine
九月 == kugatsu == September
九州 == kyuushuu == Kyushu (the southernmost of the four major islands of Japan)
Originally a pictogram of a bent elbow. In ancient times, this was apparently a way of indicting 'nine'; other positions of the arm signified other digits. Henshall suggests taking it as 'ten' (十) with a broken side arm, so it's worth less: 'Less than perfect ten: worth only 9.'

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