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[至誠]{しせい}に[悖]{もと}る[勿]{な}かりしか
[言行]{げんこう}に[恥]{は}づる[勿]{な}かりしか...

What part of speech is it?

Wiki translates it as 真心に反する点はなかったか, which going by meaning only fits with 2(連語) here, but I couldn't find examples where し 副助詞 follows 連用形. Is it the しか(終助詞)? If it's き 已然形, why is it 已然形?

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It's direct past + question (see the 係助詞 one).

The particle か causes 係【かか】り結【むす】び phenomenon, which makes the sentence verb end in 連体形 no matter where か attaches to in the sentence. In the link about き above you can see its 連体形 is し.

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  • I thought maybe it was 係り結び (~こそ ~已然形) with the first part omitted, but this answer sounds simpler and more plausible. – Brandon Feb 24 '16 at 18:32
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Pretty sure it's the 已然形 of (a classical helper verb that expresses reflection on real past experience c.f. けり).

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  • Could you explain why it's 已然形? – user12413 Feb 24 '16 at 18:17

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