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Character U+305B, せ
Name HIRAGANA LETTER SE
Block Hiragana
[U+305A] [U+305C]

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 se)

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

Noun[edit]

‎(romaji se)

  1. : back, stature, ridge, spine
  2. : rapids, current