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Proto-Japanese: *aja
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: ornament, ornamented cloth
Russian meaning: узор, узорная ткань
Old Japanese: aja
Middle Japanese: àjà
Tokyo: ayá
Kyoto: áyà
Kagoshima: áya
Comments: JLTT 388. Modern dialects point rather to *ájà (although it may be just an aberration in the Kagoshima dialect).

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