๐›€

Hiragana E 01.svg
๐›€ U+1B001, 𛀁
HIRAGANA LETTER ARCHAIC YE
(Corrected: HENTAIGANA LETTER E-1)
โ† ๐›€€
[U+1B000]
Kana Supplement ๐›€‚ โ†’
[U+1B002]
See also: ใˆ, ๐›€€, and ใ‚‘

JapaneseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From cursive man'yลgana ๆฑŸ. Became obsolete for representing ye in the mid-Heian period when ye merged with e in spoken Japanese; later resurrected by linguists in the Edo period for representation of Old and Early Classical Japanese.

SyllableEdit

๐›€ (romaji ye, alternative romaji [hentaigana use only] e)

  1. (obsolete) The hentaigana syllable ye or e.
    ็‡ƒ(ใ‚‚)๐›€ใ‚‹ โ€• moeru โ€• to burn, etymologically from classical ็‡ƒ(ใ‚‚)ใ‚† (moyu)
  2. (obsolete) The hiragana syllable ๐›€ (ye). Its equivalent in katakana is ใ‚จ (ye) or ๐›„ก (ye).
Usage notesEdit
  • ๐›€ and ๐›€€ are used to represent the Japanese language before the mid-10th century, in which /e/ and /je/ were different phonemes.
/e/ /je/
hiragana ใˆ ๐›€
katakana ๐›€€ ใ‚จ [or ๐›„ก]
In modern Japanese, old /e/ and /je/ both evolved into /e/, and are both written as ใˆ in hiragana and ใ‚จ in katakana. Later reintroduction of the sound /je/ is written as ใ„ใ‡ in hiragana and ใ‚คใ‚ง in katakana. Retrospective discussion of /je/ in Old and Early Classical Japanese (prior to the mid-Heian period merger with /e/) uses ๐›€ in hiragana and ๐›„ก in katakana (the latter invented for this purpose during the Meiji period to prevent confusion with the modern use of ใ‚จ to represent /e/ rather than its ancient sound value of /je/).
  • ๐›€ was used historically as a hentaigana character, as an alternative form of ใˆ (e).

Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

๐›€ (romaji ye)

  1. (obsolete) Identical in meaning to the particle ใธ, but used only after pronunciations of ใˆ, ๐›€, and ใ‚‘. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

See alsoEdit

The Hiragana script
ใ‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚•ใŒใ‹ใ‚š ใ•ใ– ใŸใ  ใช ใฏใฐใฑ ใพ ใ‚„ใ‚ƒ ใ‚‰ใ‚‰ใ‚š ใ‚ใ‚Žใ‚ใ‚™ ใ‚“
ใ„ใƒ ใใŽใใ‚š ใ—ใ˜ ใกใข ใซ ใฒใณใด ใฟ ๐›€† ใ‚Šใ‚Šใ‚š ใ‚๐›…ใ‚ใ‚™
ใ†ใ…ใ‚” ใใใใ‚š ใ™ใš ใคใฃใฅ ใฌ ใตใถใท ใ‚€ ใ‚†ใ‚… ใ‚‹ใ‚‹ใ‚š ๐›„Ÿ
ใˆใ‡ ใ‘ใ‚–ใ’ใ‘ใ‚š ใ›ใœ ใฆใง ใญ ใธในใบ ใ‚ ๐›€ ใ‚Œใ‚Œใ‚š ใ‚‘๐›…‘ใ‚‘ใ‚™
ใŠใ‰ ใ“ใ”ใ“ใ‚š ใใž ใจใฉ ใฎ ใปใผใฝ ใ‚‚ ใ‚ˆใ‚‡ ใ‚ใ‚ใ‚š ใ‚’๐›…’ใ‚’ใ‚™
Additional symbols

Old JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Native readings.

NounEdit

๐›€ (ye)

  1. ๅ…„: eldest or oldest sibling
  2. ๆฑŸ: inlet

Etymology 2Edit

๐›€ (-ye)

  1. irrealis of ใ‚† (yu, โ€œauxiliary verb that expresses passivenessโ€)
  2. continuative of ใ‚† (yu, โ€œauxiliary verb that expresses passivenessโ€)