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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. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , , , , , and .

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).
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(rōmaji ma)

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

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative spelling

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(rōmaji ma)

  1. space; room
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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