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U+305F, た
HIRAGANA LETTER TA

[U+305E]
Hiragana
[U+3060]
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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ta)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ta). Its equivalent in katakana is (ta). It is the sixteenth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ta-gyō a-dan, row ta, section a).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short form of たれ(tare).

Pronoun[edit]

‎(romaji ta)

  1. interrogative personal pronoun; who
    • c. late 9th – mid-10th century, Taketori Monogatari
      あの書をきし文を讀み聞かせけれど、「なにせむにか命もおしからむ。が為にか。何事も用もなし」とて[...]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji reading[edit]

‎(romaji ta)

  1. : other
  2. : field
  3. : big, large

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