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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai SE.svg
U+305B, せ
HIRAGANA LETTER SE

[U+305A]
Hiragana
[U+305C]

JapaneseEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(romaji se)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative spellings

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (one's back; the rear of something):

NounEdit

(rōmaji se)

  1. one's back (part of the human body)
  2. one's height
     () (なか)さんは () (たか)い。
    Tanaka-san wa se ga takai.
    Tanaka is tall.
  3. the rear of something, the area behind

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative spelling

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(rōmaji se)

  1. rapids, current

Etymology 4Edit

Kansai variant of そう.

AdverbEdit

(rōmaji se)

  1. (Kansai) thus
    せやな。
    Se ya na.
    That is so. ("You're right", etc.)

Etymology 5Edit

Alternative spelling

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(rōmaji se)

  1. se (Japanese unit of area)
Usage notesEdit

Different from the Chinese (ho, mu).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN