Daimyo meaning

dī'mē-ō', dīm'yō'
A feudal lord of Japan who was a large landowner.
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A hereditary feudal nobleman of Japan.
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A lord during the Japanese feudal period.
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Origin of daimyo

  • Japanese daimyō dai great, big daikon myō name (from Early Middle Chinese mjiajng) (Tibetan ming name) (Burmese mañ to be named)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Japanese 大名 (daimyō), from Middle Chinese 大名 (dàj-mjieng "excellent one"), from 大 "great" + 名 "name" (compare Mandarin dàmíng).
    From Wiktionary