Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai ME.png
U+3081, め
HIRAGANA LETTER ME

[U+3080]
Hiragana
[U+3082]
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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 me)

  1. The hiragana syllable (me). Its equivalent in katakana is (me). It is the thirty-fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ma-gyō e-dan, row ma, section e).
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Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various kanji characters.

NounEdit

(rōmaji me)

  1. , : eye
  2. : bud, sprout

SuffixEdit

(rōmaji -me)

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