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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SE
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+305B
See also: and

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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Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization se)

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

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Noun[edit]

‎(romaji se)

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