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hiragana

hiragana

noun hi·ra·ga·na \ˌhir-ə-ˈgä-nə\

Definition of HIRAGANA

:  the cursive script that is one of two sets of symbols of Japanese syllabic writing — compare katakana

Origin of HIRAGANA

Japanese, from hira- ordinary + kana syllabary
First Known Use: 1859

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