Mu (kana)

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mu
transliteration mu
hiragana origin
katakana origin

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both hiragana and katakana are made with three strokes, they represent [mu͍]. The kanji 無, read "mu", represents "none", nothingness, or the state of oblivion upon death, if written alone.

In the Ainu language, ム can be written as small ㇺ, which represents a final m sound.[1] This, along with other extended katakana, was developed by Japanese linguists to represent Ainu sounds that do not exist in standard Japanese katakana.

Form Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)
mu
muu
むう, むぅ
むー
ムウ, ムゥ
ムー
Other additional forms
Form (mw-)
Rōmaji Hiragana Katakana
mwa むぁ ムァ
mwi むぃ ムィ
(mwu) (むぅ) (ムゥ)
mwe むぇ ムェ
mwo むぉ ムォ

Stroke order[edit]

Stroke order in writing む
Stroke order in writing ム

Other representations[edit]

Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER MU KATAKANA LETTER MU HALFWIDTH KATAKANA LETTER MU KATAKANA LETTER SMALL MU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 12416 U+3080 12512 U+30E0 65425 U+FF91 12794 U+31FA
UTF-8 227 130 128 E3 82 80 227 131 160 E3 83 A0 239 190 145 EF BE 91 227 135 186 E3 87 BA
Numeric character reference む む ム ム ム ム ㇺ ㇺ
Shift JIS 130 222 82 DE 131 128 83 80 209 D1
  • Braille
む / ム in Japanese Braille
む / ム
mu
むう / ムー
Other kana based on Braille
みゅ / ミュ
myu
みゅう / ミュー
myū
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 7.svg Japanese Semaphore Basic Stroke 5.svg

See also[edit]

  • (Radical 28)

References[edit]