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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER MA
Unicode block Hiragana
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
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