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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KI
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+304D

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , , and .

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ki)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ki). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(ki). It is the seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(ka-gyō i-dan, row ka, section i).
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji ki)

On-reading of:[edit]
Kun-reading of:[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ki)

  1. : tree
  2. : air, spirit

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -ki)

  1. : device; container
  2. : anniversary of one's death
  3. : history, account, record
  4. : time, period; geological age

Counter[edit]

‎(romaji -ki)

  1. : horsemen
  2. : aircraft; lives in video games
  3. : installed or mounted objects such as gravestones