Daimyo definition

dīmē-ō, dīmyō
A feudal lord of Japan who was a large landowner.
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A lord during the Japanese feudal period.
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(former) A hereditary feudal nobleman of Japan.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
daimyo
Plural:
daimyos

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