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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER E
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3048

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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]

Adverb[edit]

‎(romaji e)

  1. , :

Counter[edit]

‎(romaji -e)

  1. :

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji 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
  14. : understanding
  15. , : intelligence
  16. : picture, painting, drawing, illustration, tableau

Prefix[edit]

‎(romaji e-)

  1. :

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -e)

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