える

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English L.

Noun[edit]

える (romaji eru)

  1. エル: katakana notation of the alphabetic letter "L"

Etymology 2[edit]

The hiragana spelling of various verbs.

Verb[edit]

える (ichidan conjugation, romaji eru)

  1. 得る, 獲る: to get, to acquire, to gain, to obtain, to win, to catch
  2. 選る, 撰る, 択る: to choose, to select
  3. 彫る, 雕る, 鐫る: to carve, to engrave; to inlay; to drill, to make a hole
  4. 縒る, 撚る: to spin (as of thread or yarn)