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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai MA.svg
U+307E, ま
HIRAGANA LETTER MA

[U+307D]
Hiragana
[U+307F]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
3 strokes

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 ma)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ma). Its equivalent in katakana is (ma). It is the thirty-first syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ma-gyō a-dan, row ma, section a).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji ma)

  1. : demon, devil, evil spirit, evil influence

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative spelling

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji ma)

  1. space; room
Derived terms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN