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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai SA.svg
U+3055, さ
HIRAGANA LETTER SA

[U+3054]
Hiragana
[U+3056]

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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji sa)

  1. The hiragana syllable (sa). Its equivalent in katakana is (sa). It is the eleventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (sa-gyō a-dan, row sa, section a).
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with (shi).

PronounEdit

(rōmaji sa)

  1. third person personal pronoun; they
    • c. late 10th century Taketori Monogatari
      翁言ふやう、「御迎へに來む人をば、長き爪して、眼をつかみ潰さん。 が髪をとりて、かなぐり落とさむ。が尻をかき出でて、ここらの公人に見せて、恥を見せん」と腹立ちをる。

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Etymology 3Edit

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -sa)

  1. -ness

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji readingEdit

(romaji sa)

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