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Noun (futsuumeishi)
remote pastдалёкое про́шлоеvor langer Zeit

ON: エン, オンKUN: とお.い
distant, far

ON: セキ, シャクKUN: むかし
once upon a time, antiquity, old times

Example sentences
話は遠い昔に始まる。Parts: (はなし), 遠い昔 (とおいむかし), 始まる (はじまる)The story begins far in the past.
The story begins a long time ago.

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