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

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

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji e)

  1. , : picture, painting, drawing, illustration, tableau
  2. : handle, shaft, gripe, helve
  3. : understanding
  4. : bay (body of water); inlet
  5. : animal food, feed; bait
  6. , : intelligence