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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai E.svg
U+3048, え
HIRAGANA LETTER E

[U+3047]
Hiragana
[U+3049]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(romaji e)

  1. The hiragana syllable (e). Its equivalent in katakana is (e). It is the fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (a-gyō e-dan, row a, section e).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[affix] turn; turn around
2
[affix] gathering; meeting
[affix] perceive; understand; comprehend
[affix] Alternative form of (e, picture; drawing; painting)
2
[noun] picture, painting
[noun] drawing, sketch
5
[affix] (rare) defend; protect; guard
S
[affix] rely on; depend on
S
[affix] : blessing; grace; favor
[affix] , : clever; smart; wise; intelligent
[noun] , : enlightenment
[noun] , : (especially in Buddhism) wisdom (especially prajna, one of the three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path)
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as え.)

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
3
[suffix] the number of overlaps; fold, layer
2
[noun] (archaic) the eldest sibling
S
[noun] inlet, bay
[noun] (archaic, possibly obsolete) (general term for a large body of water)
[noun] sea
[noun] large river
[noun] lake
[proper noun] a surname
S
[noun] a handle, a grip, a shaft, a haft
J
[noun] Celtis sinensis, the Chinese hackberry tree
[noun] (rare) the Chinese hackberry fruit
S
[noun] animal food, feed
[noun] bait
2
[suffix] a suffix expressing location, direction, or time
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as え.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , , , , .)