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

[U+3047]
Hiragana
[U+3049]

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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).
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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)
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading え.

Etymology 3Edit

Various.

AdverbEdit

(rōmaji e)

  1. , :

CounterEdit

(rōmaji -e)

  1. :

NounEdit

(rōmaji e)

  1. :
  2. : an elder sibling
  3. : bay (body of water); inlet
  4. :
  5. :
  6. :
  7. :
  8. : handle, shaft, gripe, helve
  9. :
  10. :
  11. :
  12. : Chinese hackberry
  13. : animal food, feed; bait

PrefixEdit

(rōmaji e-)

  1. :

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -e)

  1. : a suffix expressing location, direction, or time