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Character  そ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SO
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+305D

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization so)

  1. The hiragana syllable (so), whose equivalent in katakana is (so). It is the fifteenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (SA-gyō, O-dan; “row SA, section O”).

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Kanji readingEdit

(romaji so)

  1. : ancestor
  2. : prime (number)