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- n. An ancient/early Japanese syllabary in which Chinese characters represented sounds instead of their regular meaning as they again do today in the form of kanji; it was the predecessor of hiragana and katakana, present Japanese phonetic alphabets; used in the Manyoshū, a poetic anthology.
From Japanese romanization man'yōgana of 万葉仮名. (Wiktionary)
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