hentaigana

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 変体仮名 (hentaigana).

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hentaigana (plural hentaigana)

  1. (Japanese) a variant form of a hiragana or katakana character.
    • 1985, Earl Miner, Hiroko Odagiri, and Robert E. Morrell, The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-00825-6, page 281,
      Modern hiragana is a descendant of various earlier versions now usually called hentaigana.

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hentaigana

  1. rōmaji reading of へんたいがな