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Character U+3081, め
Name HIRAGANA LETTER ME
Block Hiragana
[U+3080] [U+3082]

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 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]

‎(romaji me)

  1. , : eye
  2. : bud, sprout

Suffix[edit]

‎(romaji -me)

  1. : -st, -nd, -rd, -th (marks ordinals)