See also: , 5, and ら゚

U+3089, ら


Japanese Edit

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Pronunciation Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

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

Syllable Edit


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

From Old Japanese. Verb conjugation ending.

Suffix Edit


  1. (colloquial) imperfective form of the suffix .

Etymology 3 Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
[suffix] pluralizer
[suffix] qualifier, softener: around abouts
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ら.)