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Character  け 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KE
Codepoint U+3051

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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

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(Hepburn romanization ke)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ke), whose equivalent in katakana is (ke). It is the ninth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (KA-gyō, E-dan; “row KA, section E”).

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Noun[edit]

(romaji ke)

  1. : hair