Kun

Kun

[koon]
noun
Béla [bey-lo] , 1885–1937, Hungarian Communist leader.
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Kun (kuːn)
 
n
Béla (ˈbeːlɔ). 1886--?1937, Hungarian Communist leader, president of the short-lived Communist republic in Hungary (1919). He was forced into exile and died in a Stalinist purge

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kun

(Japanese: "instruction"), one of two alternate readings (the other is on) for a kanji (Japanese: "character"). The ambiguity of a kanji arises from its having two values: the meaning of the original Chinese character from which the kanji is derived and a Chinese pronunciation of the character. In the kun reading the pronunciation given the kanji is a Japanese word or word element, often equivalent to a Chinese understanding of the meaning of the character

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