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kana

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noun, often attributive ka·na \ˈkä-nə\

Definition of kana

plural kana

  1. :  a Japanese system of syllabic writing having characters that can be used exclusively for writing foreign words or in combination with kanji (as for indicating pronunciations or grammatical inflections); also :  a single character belonging to the kana system — compare hiragana, katakana



Origin of kana

Japanese


First Known Use: 1727


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