See also: エ, ラ, 𪜊, and ヱ
Katakana letter archaic E.svg
𛀀 U+1B000, 𛀀
[unassigned: U+1AFFF]
← 𚿾
Kana Supplement 𛀁 →



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.


𛀀 (romaji e)

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

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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 ヌㇴ フㇷブプ ムㇺ ユュ ルㇽル゚ 𛄢
エェ [𛀀] ケヶゲケ゚ セゼ テデ ネ ヘㇸベペ メ エ / 𛄡 レㇾレ゚ ヱ𛅥ヹ
オォ コゴコ゚ ソゾ トㇳド ノ ホㇹボポ モ ヨョ ロㇿロ゚ ヲ𛅦ヺ
Halfwidth katakana characters
Additional symbols