Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 10:49
Character  お 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER O
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+304A

JapaneseEdit

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Stroke order
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See also お-

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization o)

  1. The hiragana syllable (o), whose equivalent in katakana is (o). It is the fifth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, A-dan; “row A, section A”).
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(romaji o)

  1. : tail, brush, train
  2. : dirty

PrefixEdit

(romaji o-)

  1. : honorific prefix to make a word polite
Alternative formsEdit