Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 22:22
Character  つ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER TU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3064
See also: and

JapaneseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization tsu)

  1. The hiragana syllable (tsu), whose equivalent in katakana is (tsu). It is the eighteenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (TA-gyō, U-dan; “row TA, section U”).

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CounterEdit

(romaji -tsu)

  1. small items

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