かあ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with ka (id). Likely pronounced long due to being a single mora. Elongation of single mora words is still seen in the Ōsaka dialect with words like teː "hand" from te. The 794 quotation is the oldest extant example of a long vowel in Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

かあ (romaji )

  1. : mosquito
    • 794: Shin'yaku Kegonkyō Ongi Shiki (page 104)
      蚊蝄䖟蜺 [...] 上二字加安下二字阿牟
    • 1079: Konkōmyō Saishōōkyō Ongi (page 3 (back))
      加阿

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