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Character  さ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SA
Codepoint U+3055
See also: and

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with shi (id).

Pronoun[edit]

(romaji sa)

  1. third person personal pronoun; they
    • c. late 10th century Taketori Monogatari
      翁言ふやう、「御迎へに來む人をば、長き爪して、眼をつかみ潰さん。 が髪をとりて、かなぐり落とさむ。が尻をかき出でて、ここらの公人に見せて、恥を見せん」と腹立ちをる。

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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization sa)

  1. The hiragana syllable (sa), whose equivalent in katakana is (sa). It is the eleventh syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (SA-gyō, A-dan; “row SA, section A”).
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Etymology 3[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(romaji -sa)

  1. -ness

Etymology 4[edit]

Kanji reading[edit]

(romaji sa)

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