See also: エ, ラ, 𪜊, and ヱ

𛀀 U+1B000, 𛀀
KATAKANA LETTER ARCHAIC E
[unassigned: U+1AFFF]
← 𚿾
[U+1AFFE]
Kana Supplement 𛀁 →
[U+1B001]

Japanese edit

Etymology edit

From a part of man'yōgana 衣; 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 エ kana formerly used for ye; later resurrected by linguists in the Edo period for representation of Old and Early Classical Japanese.

Syllable edit

𛀀 • (e) 

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

Usage notes edit

See also edit

The Katakana script
アァ カヵガカ゚ サザ タダ ナ ハㇵバパ マ ヤャ ラㇻラ゚ ワヮヷ ン𛅧
イィ キギキ゚ シㇱジ チヂ ニ ヒㇶビピ ミ 𛄠 リㇼリ゚ ヰ𛅤ヸ
ウゥヴ クㇰグク゚ スㇲズ ツッヅツ゚ ヌㇴ フㇷブプㇷ゚ ムㇺ ユュ ルㇽル゚ 𛄢
エェ [𛀀] ケヶゲケ゚ セゼセ゚ テデ ネ ヘㇸベペ メ エ / 𛄡 レㇾレ゚ ヱ𛅥ヹ
オォ コ𛅕ゴコ゚ ソゾ トㇳドト゚ ノ ホㇹボポ モ ヨョ ロㇿロ゚ ヲ𛅦ヺ
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