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Murasaki Shikibu

[moo-rah-sah-kee shee-kee-boo] /ˈmu rɑˈsɑ ki ˈʃi kiˌbu/
noun
1.
Lady, 978?–1031? Japanese poet and novelist.
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Murasaki Shikibu

/ˌmʊərɑːˈsɑːkiː ˈʃiːkiːˌbuː/
noun
1.
11th-century Japanese court lady, author of The Tale of Genji, perhaps the world's first novel
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