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Character  お 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER O
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+304A

Japanese[edit]

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Stroke order
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See also お-

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization o)

  1. The hiragana syllable (o), whose equivalent in katakana is (o). It is the fifth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, A-dan; “row A, section A”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(romaji o)

  1. : tail, brush, train
  2. : dirty

Prefix[edit]

(romaji o-)

  1. : honorific prefix to make a word polite
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