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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER E
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3048
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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization e)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(e), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(e). It is the fourth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (A-gyō, E-dan; “row A, section E”).

Related termsEdit

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AdverbEdit

‎(romaji e)

  1. , :

CounterEdit

‎(romaji -e)

  1. :

NounEdit

‎(romaji 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
  14. : understanding
  15. , : intelligence
  16. : picture, painting, drawing, illustration, tableau

PrefixEdit

‎(romaji e-)

  1. :

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji -e)

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