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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KU
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+304F
 ← Hiragana → 

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ku)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ku), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(ku). It is the eighth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (KA-gyō, U-dan; “row KA, section U”).

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(gu)

See also[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(ku)

  1. : nine

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji ku)