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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER HI
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3072
See also: and

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.

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji hi)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(hi). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(hi). It is the twenty-seventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(ha-gyō i-dan, row ha, section i).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji hi)

  1. : sun, day, sunshine
  2. : fraction, ratio
  3. : fire
  4. : fault
  5. , : shuttle