Nara: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nä-rä'), [key]
— n.
  1. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: chief Buddhist center of ancient Japan; first capital of Japana.d. 710–84. 297,893.
  2. a period of Japanese history,a.d. 710–784, characterized by the adoption of Chinese culture and forms of government.
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