変体仮名

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
へん
Grade: 4
たい
Grade: 2
か > が
Grade: 5

Grade: 1
on'yomi
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 変体 (hentai, variant form) +‎ 仮名 (kana, the hiragana or katakana syllabaries; a syllabary character).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): /he.ɴ.ta.i.ɡa.na/, [hẽ̞ɴtäiɡänä], [hẽ̞ɴtäiŋänä]
Hentaigana for (ha), from cursive for
Hiragana for (ha), from cursive for

Noun[edit]

変体仮名 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變體假名, hiragana へんたいがな, romaji hentaigana)

  1. hentaigana; a variant form of a hiragana or katakana character, generally an alternate 万葉仮名 (man'yōgana)

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