Bushido meaning

bo͝oshĭ-dō, bo͝oshĭ-
The chivalric code of the samurai of feudal Japan, emphasizing loyalty, courage, and the preference of death to dishonor.
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The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.
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An ethical code of the samurai that was prevalent in feudal Japan that advocated unquestioning loyalty to the master at all costs and obedience in all deeds, valuing honor above life.
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Origin of bushido

  • Japanese bushidō bushi warrior (from Middle Chinese ʋuə̆´ ʂfiɹ̩` knight, warrior) (ʋuə̆´ martial, military) (ʂfiɹ̩` man of the official class, soldier) way aikido

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 武士道 (ぶしどう, bushidō), from Middle Chinese 武士 (mjú-dʐí "warrior") (compare Mandarin wǔshì 武士, Cantonese mou5-si6 武士) + 道 (dáu "way").

    From Wiktionary