See also: ゑ゙ and
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai WE.svg
U+3091, ゑ
HIRAGANA LETTER WE

[U+3090]
Hiragana
[U+3092]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

(obsolete)

(rare)

SyllableEdit

(romaji we, alternative romaji e)

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

Usage notesEdit

This is a rarely used hiragana.

The following kanji once used this pronunciation, but this has been replaced by the pronunciation (e)

See alsoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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)
2
[noun] picture, painting
[noun] drawing, sketch
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
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゑ.)

Etymology 2Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
4
[noun] (in compounds) smile
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゑ.)

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
S
[noun] (obsolete) Synonym of 飢え (ue, hunger; starvation)
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゑ.)

Etymology 4Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entry.
S
[noun] animal food, feed
[noun] bait
(This term, , is a historical hiragana spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ゑ.)