murasaki shikibu, lady

Murasaki Shikibu

[moo-rah-sah-kee shee-kee-boo]
noun
Lady, 978?–1031?, Japanese poet and novelist.
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Murasaki Shikibu (ˌmʊərɑːˈsɑːkiː ˈʃiːkiːˌbuː)
 
n
11th-century Japanese court lady, author of The Tale of Genji, perhaps the world's first novel

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