See also: , け゚, and

U+3051, け
HIRAGANA LETTER KE

[U+3050]
Hiragana
[U+3052]

Japanese edit

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Syllable edit

(ke

  1. The hiragana syllable (ke). Its equivalent in katakana is (ke). It is the ninth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ka-gyō e-dan, row ka, section e).
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
2
[noun] [from c. 759] hair, fur
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as け.)

Etymology 3 edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[noun] a sign
[noun] This term needs a translation to English.
[prefix] This term needs a translation to English.
[suffix] This term needs a translation to English.
2
[suffix] representing relationship to a family
H
[noun] divination symbol or sign
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as け.)

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

Etymology 4 edit

/kai//keː//ke/

From earlier けえ (), in turn a sound shift from かい (kai).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

(ke

  1. (informal, intimate, sometimes considered dialectal) (question particle)

Etymology 5 edit

/koi//keː//ke/

Verb edit

(ke

  1. (Kagoshima, dialect) come! (imperative form, equivalent to mainland () (koi))
    • 1984 February 15, Motoka Murakami, “またいつか、(しょう)()()までの(まき)”, in ()()()(けん), volume 13 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 77:
      よかか…オイのなは()(だか)(けん)(すけ)…くやしかったら鹿児島(カゴッマ)セェ(こい)いっでん(いつでも)(しょう)()してやっで‼
      Yoka ka… Oi no na wa Hidaka Kensuke… Kuyashikattara Kagomma sē ke‼ Idden shōbu shite yadde‼
      Awrite… Mah name’s Hidaka Kensuke… Come to Kagoshima when yer ready‼ Ah’ll be waitin’ to settle witcha again‼

References edit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan