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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER ME
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3081
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JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization me)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(me), whose equivalent in katakana is ‎(me). It is the thirty-fourth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (MA-gyō, E-dan; “row MA, section E”).
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Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various kanji characters.

NounEdit

‎(romaji me)

  1. : eye
  2. : bud, sprout

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji me)

  1. : -st, -nd, -rd, -th (marks ordinals)
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