ば : ba | define meaning
Region: Chubu (Niigata: Tarumoto)
- Particle that marks the direct object of an action verb; (Linguistics) Accusative case marker, abbreviated ACC.
Derived from a contraction of the accusative marker を /wo/ (modern /o/) and the rendaku form of the topic marker は /ɸa/ (modern /wa/). を /wo/ was eventually dropped, leaving only ば /ba/.