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Character  せ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+305B
See also: and

Japanese[edit]

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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Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization se)

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

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Noun[edit]

(romaji se)

  1. : back, stature, ridge, spine
  2. : rapids, current