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Character  め 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER ME
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3081
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Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization me)

  1. The hiragana syllable (me), whose equivalent in katakana is (me). It is the thirty-fourth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (MA-gyō, E-dan; “row MA, section E”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Reading of various kanji characters.

Noun[edit]

(romaji me)

  1. : eye
  2. : bud, sprout

Suffix[edit]

(romaji me)

  1. : -st, -nd, -rd, -th (marks ordinals)