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Murasaki Shikibu

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

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