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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SO
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+305D

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 so)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(so), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(so). It is the fifteenth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (SA-gyō, O-dan; “row SA, section O”).

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Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji so)

  1. : ancestor
  2. : prime (number)