pl. -·myo· or -·myos·
a hereditary feudal nobleman of Japan
also sp. dai′mio·
Origin of daimyoJapanese ; from Chinese dai, great + mio, name
nounpl. daimyo or dai·my·os also daimio or dai·mi·os
A feudal lord of Japan who was a large landowner.
Origin of daimyoJapanese daimy&omacron; : dai, great, big; see daikon + my&omacron;, name (from Early Middle Chinese mjiajng; akin to Tibetan ming, name and Burmese mañ, to be named).
OriginSee also: daimyō
From Japanese 大名 (daimyō), from Middle Chinese 大名 (dàj-mjieng "excellent one"), from 大 "great" + 名 "name" (compare Mandarin dàmíng).