Hiragana の

Japanese Hiragana NO

Transliteration no
Section N
Hiragana Man'yōgana
Stroke Number 1

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(Examples) Words with 'の' Edit

'の' at the beginning Edit

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'の' at the end Edit

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Stroke order in writing の

Hiragana の stroke order animation

Stroke order in writing の

History Edit

Main article: Hiragana

Like every other hiragana, the hiragana の developed from man'yōgana, kanji used for phonetic purposes, written in the highly cursive, flowing grass script style. In the picture on the right, the top shows the kanji 乃 written in the kaisho style, and the centre image is the same kanji written in the sōsho style. The bottom part is the kana for "no", a further abbreviation.


The highlighted segment of the man'yōgana in the picture on the right is the segment that was used to create the katakana ノ.

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