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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai E.png
U+3048, え
HIRAGANA LETTER E

[U+3047]
Hiragana
[U+3049]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(romaji e)

  1. The hiragana syllable (e). Its equivalent in katakana is (e). It is the fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (a-gyō e-dan, row a, section e).
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
2
[affix]turn; turn around
2
[affix]gathering; meeting
[affix]perceive; understand; comprehend
[affix]Alternative form of (e, picture; drawing; painting)
2
[noun]picture, painting
[noun]drawing, sketch
5
[affix][rare]defend; protect; guard
S
[affix]rely on; depend on
S
[affix]: blessing; grace; favor
[affix], : clever; smart; wise; intelligent
[noun], : enlightenment
[noun], : [especially in Buddhism]wisdom (especially prajna, one of the three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path)
(This term, , is the hiragana spelling of several Sino-Japanese terms.)
For a list of all kanji with on'yomi , not just those used in Sino-Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji with on reading え.

Etymology 3[edit]

Various.

Adverb[edit]

(rōmaji e)

  1. , :

Counter[edit]

(rōmaji -e)

  1. :

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji e)

  1. :
  2. : an elder sibling
  3. : bay (body of water); inlet
  4. :
  5. :
  6. :
  7. :
  8. : handle, shaft, gripe, helve
  9. :
  10. :
  11. :
  12. : Chinese hackberry
  13. : animal food, feed; bait

Prefix[edit]

(rōmaji e-)

  1. :

Suffix[edit]

(rōmaji -e)

  1. : a suffix expressing location, direction, or time