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Unicode Japanese Katakana Old E.png
𛀀 U+1B000, 𛀀
KATAKANA LETTER ARCHAIC E
[unassigned: U+1AFFF]
𚿾
[U+1AFFE]
Kana Supplement 𛀁
[U+1B001]

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a part of man'yōgana ; first attested c. 828. Became obsolete for representing e in the mid-Heian period when e merged with ye in spoken Japanese, being displaced by the kana formerly used for ye; later resurrected by linguists in the Edo period for representation of Old and Early Classical Japanese.

SyllableEdit

𛀀 (romaji e)

  1. A special form of the katakana syllable "e", used when it is distinguished from Old Japanese "ye".

Usage notesEdit

  • See the usage notes for 𛀁.

See alsoEdit