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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai ME.png
U+3081, め
HIRAGANA LETTER ME

[U+3080]
Hiragana
[U+3082]
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Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
2 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable[edit]

(romaji me)

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

Reading of various kanji characters.

Noun[edit]

(rōmaji me)

  1. , : eye
  2. : bud, sprout

Suffix[edit]

(rōmaji -me)

  1. : -st, -nd, -rd, -th (marks ordinals)
  2. : Derogatory suffix attached to people's names or words that refer to people, animals, etc.