See also: ゑ゙ and

U+3091, ゑ
HIRAGANA LETTER WE

[U+3090]
Hiragana
[U+3092]

Japanese

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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(rare)

Syllable

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(e

  1. (archaic) The hiragana syllable (e). Its equivalent in katakana is (e). It is the forty-sixth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (wa-gyō e-dan, row wa, section e).

Definitions

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For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[affix] turn; turn around
2
[affix] gathering; meeting
[affix] perceive; understand; comprehend
[affix] Alternative form of (e, picture; drawing; painting)
(This term, , is a historical kana spelling of the above terms.)
2
[noun] picture, painting
[noun] drawing, sketch
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)
S
[affix] : blessing; grace; favor
[affix] , : clever; smart; wise; intelligent
[noun] , : enlightenment
[noun] , : (especially in Buddhism) wisdom (especially prajna, one of the three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path)
Alternative spelling
4
[noun] (in compounds) smile
S
[noun] (obsolete) Synonym of 飢え (ue, hunger; starvation)
S
[noun] animal food, feed
[noun] bait
(This term, , is a historical kana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as , see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゑ.)
Usage notes
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This is now a rarely used hiragana. It was replaced by during the Japanese script reform.

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