nounpl. -·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 daimyō dai great, big ; see daikon . myō name ( from Early Middle Chinese mjiajng ) (Tibetan ming name ) (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).