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Character
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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