Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai MA.svg
U+307E, ま
HIRAGANA LETTER MA

[U+307D]
Hiragana
[U+307F]

JapaneseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji ma)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ma). Its equivalent in katakana is (ma). It is the thirty-first syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ma-gyō a-dan, row ma, section a).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(ma

  1. : demon, devil, evil spirit, evil influence

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative spelling

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ma

  1. space; room
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SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN