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Etymology

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

Hiragana character

(romaji shi)

  1. The /shi/ syllable.
  2. The twelfth character in the gojūon ordering of hiragana. The previous character is and the next character is . The equivalent katakana character is .

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Derived terms

Noun

(romaji shi)

  1. : four
  2. : poem, verse
  3. : death
  4. : teacher, Reverend
  5. : civil service

Suffix

(romaji shi)

  1. : city

Kanji reading

(romaji shi)

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