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U+3055, さ
HIRAGANA LETTER SA

[U+3054]
Hiragana
[U+3056]
See also: , , , and

Japanese

Stroke order

Syllable

(romaji sa)

  1. The hiragana syllable (sa). Its equivalent in katakana is (sa). It is the eleventh syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (sa-gyō a-dan, row sa, section a).
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Cognate with (shi).

Pronoun

(romaji sa)

  1. third person personal pronoun; they
    • c. late 10th century Taketori Monogatari
      翁言ふやう、「御迎へに來む人をば、長き爪して、眼をつかみ潰さん。 が髪をとりて、かなぐり落とさむ。が尻をかき出でて、ここらの公人に見せて、恥を見せん」と腹立ちをる。

See also

Etymology 3

Suffix

(romaji -sa)

  1. -ness

Etymology 4

Kanji reading

(romaji sa)

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