See also: れ゚

U+308C, れ


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Etymology 1 edit

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 .

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  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).
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Etymology 2 edit

From Old Japanese.

Suffix edit


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