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Character  ゑ 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER WE
Codepoint U+3091

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanizations we, e)

  1. (rare) The hiragana syllable (we), whose equivalent in katakana is (we). It is the forty-sixth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (WA-gyō, E-dan; “row WA, section E”).
  2. (obsolete) The hiragana syllable (e), whose equivalent in katakana is (e). It is the forty-sixth syllable of the gojūon order, and its position in gojūon tables is (WA-gyō, E-dan; “row WA, section E”).

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Usage notes[edit]

This is a rarely used hiragana.

The following kanji once used this pronunciation, but this has been replaced by the pronunciation (e)