daimyo









daimyo


noun, plural dai·myo, dai·myos. Japanese History.

  1. one of the great feudal lords who were vassals of the shogun.

noun plural -myo, -myos, -mio or -mios

  1. (in Japan) one of the territorial magnates who dominated much of the country from about the 11th to the 19th century

also daimio, former title of the chief nobles of Japan, 1839, from Japanese, literally “big name,” from Chinese dai “great” + mio, myo “name.”

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