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Character  ま 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER MA
Codepoint U+307E

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 ma)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ma), whose equivalent in katakana is (ma). It is the thirty-first syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (MA-gyō, A-dan; “row MA, section A”).

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NounEdit

(romaji ma)

  1. : demon, devil, evil spirit, evil influence
  2. : space, timing
Last modified on 17 December 2012, at 15:49