iroha

noun
iro·​ha | \ ¦ē(ˌ)rō¦hä \
variants: or less commonly irofa \ -​fä \
plural -s

Definition of iroha

: the Japanese kana in its popular order in distinction from the scientific arrangement which is based on that of Sanskrit

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History and Etymology for iroha

Japanese, from i + ro + ha or fa, its first three syllables

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“Iroha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iroha. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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