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

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.

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(Hepburn romanization ke)

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

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji ke)

  1. : hair