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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER KE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3051

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. Variants include those derived by similar process from , , , , and .

Syllable[edit]

‎(romaji ke)

  1. The hiragana syllable ‎(ke). Its equivalent in katakana is ‎(ke). It is the ninth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is ‎(ka-gyō e-dan, row ka, section e).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ke)

  1. : hair