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, 3, 参, 弎, さん, み
Numeric, 参 is used in legal documents
1. three
2. tri-
, サン
しま, , 嶋
1. island
See 縄張り・なわばり・2, Usually in kana
2. one's territory (e.g. of a sex worker, organized crime gang), one's turf
, とう
Suffix, in place names
1. Island
Noun, used as a suffix, sometimes read しま
2. insula, island, islet
, 因, 縁, よし
1. reason, significance, cause
Only 由
2. piece of information that one has heard, I hear that ..., it is said that ...
, き
Geology term, Abbreviation
1. period
See 日本書紀
2. Nihon-shoki
, 良人, おっと
See 良人・りょうじん・1
つま, 妻, , 具
Only 妻
1. wife
Only 夫, Archaism
2. my dear, dear, honey
Usually in kana
3. garnish (esp. one served with sashimi)
4. embellishment
, , そ
1. that
2. he, she, that person
, 男, , 牡, お
Noun, used as a prefix, Noun, used as a suffix, See 雌・め・1
1. male
See 雄叫び
2. manly, brave, heroic
See 雄滝
3. larger (of the two), greater
4. man
5. husband
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
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