U+308C, れ
HIRAGANA LETTER RE

[U+308B]
Hiragana
[U+308D]

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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. Compare cognate shinjitai kanji (similar but less radical) and katakana .

SyllableEdit

‎(romaji re)

  1. The hiragana syllable (re). Its equivalent in katakana is (re). It is the forty-second syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ra-gyō e-dan, row ra, section e).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese.

SuffixEdit

‎(romaji -re)

  1. nominalizing suffix used to form pronouns, often from demonstratives: one, thing
Derived termsEdit