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Character U+3055, さ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER SA
Block Hiragana
[U+3054] [U+3056]

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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).
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Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with ‎(shi).

PronounEdit

‎(romaji 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

‎(romaji -sa)

  1. -ness

Etymology 4Edit

Kanji readingEdit

‎(romaji sa)

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