Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: and
Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai E.svg
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]

Particle[edit]

(e

  1. (dated) Alternative form of (exclamatory particle)

Etymology 3[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)
Alternative spelling
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as え.)

Etymology 4[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
3
[suffix] the number of overlaps; fold, layer
2
[noun] (archaic) the eldest sibling
S
[noun] inlet, bay
[noun] (archaic, possibly obsolete) (general term for a large body of water)
[noun] sea
[noun] large river
[noun] lake
[proper noun] a surname
S
[noun] a handle, a grip, a shaft, a haft
J
[noun] Celtis sinensis, the Chinese hackberry tree
[noun] (rare) the Chinese hackberry fruit
S
[noun] animal food, feed
[noun] bait
2
[suffix] a suffix expressing location, direction, or time
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as え.)

(The following entries are uncreated: , , , , , , , , , , , .)

References[edit]