Other Word Forms
Origin of shogun
- Japanese shōgun general from Middle Chinese tsiaŋkyn (also the source of Mandarin jiāngjūn) tsiaŋ to take, bring, undertake, support kyn army
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Japanese 将軍 (shōgun), from an abbreviation of 征夷大将軍 (Seii Taishogun) which means "General who overcomes the barbarians", from Middle Chinese 將軍 (tsjàng-kjun "leader of troops", "general") (compare Mandarin jiàngjūn 将军).