Last modified on 18 December 2014, at 11:40

Character  ぬ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER NU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+306C
See also: and -ぬ

JapaneseEdit

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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 nu)

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

SuffixEdit

(romaji -nu)

  1. (after the -ない (-nai) stem of a verb) not, (a verb-negating suffix)
  2. (archaic) (indicates completion)

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