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Daimyo / Great Name

China dà míng
Japan dai myou
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大名 is the title Daimyō in Japanese, which means "lord" or "great name."

This has the same meaning in Chinese of "great name," "your distinguished name." In ancient Japan, this referred to a feudal lord.

Also sometimes romanized from Japanese as Daimio, Daimyou, Oomiyou, or Oomyou.

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Mandarin dà míng / da4 ming2
Taiwan ta ming
Japanese daimyou / daimyo / だいみょう
Daimyo / Great Name Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese famous name; your distinguished name; one's formal personal name; Daming county in Handan 邯鄲|邯郸[Han2 dan1], Hebei
Japanese (See 小名) daimyo (Japanese feudal lord); daimio; (place-name) Daimyou; (personal name) Oomiyou; (surname) Oomyou; (place-name, surname) Oona
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin shàng // shǎng / shang4 // shang3
Taiwan shang
Japanese jou / jo / じょう    kami / かみ    uwa / うわ    ue / うえ
Chinese on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university); see 上聲|上声[shang3 sheng1]
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of; (2) aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above; (3) (See 下・げ・2,上巻) first volume (e.g. book); (n,pref) (4) superior quality; best; top; high class; (5) going up; (6) governmental; imperial; (7) presenting; showing; (prefix) (8) ana- (medical, biol.); (1) (ant: 下・しも・1) upper reaches (of a river); upper stream; (2) top; upper part; upper half (of the body); (3) long ago; (4) beginning; first; (5) (honorific or respectful language) (See 御上・1) person of high rank (e.g. the emperor); (6) government; imperial court; (7) (See 上方・かみがた) imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto); capital region (i.e. Kansai); region (or direction of) the imperial palace; (8) head (of a table); (9) (honorific or respectful language) wife; mistress (of a restaurant); (n,pref) upper; upward; outer; surface; top; (n,adj-no,n-adv,n-suf) (1) above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter); (2) top; summit; (3) surface; on; (4) before; previous; (5) superiority; one's superior (i.e. one's elder); (6) on top of that; besides; what's more; (7) upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after); (8) matters concerning...; as concerns ...; (9) (as ...上は) since (i.e. "for that reason"); (suffix noun) (10) (honorific or respectful language) (See 父上) suffix indicating higher social standing; (11) (archaism) place of one's superior (i.e. the throne); (12) (archaism) emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo; (13) (archaism) noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman); (surname) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Jouji; (surname) Jou; (surname) Sakigami; (surname) Kouzaki; (surname) Kou; (place-name) Kamura; (surname) Kamiyanagi; (place-name) Kamino; (place-name, surname) Kami; (place-name) Kano; (surname) Kado; (place-name) Uwa; (surname) Ue
uttarā 嗢呾羅; above upper, superior; on; former. To ascend, offer to a superior.

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Mandarin hóu / hou2
Taiwan hou
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese marquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]; nobleman or high official; surname Hou
Japanese (n,n-suf) marquis; lord; daimyo; (surname) Hou; (personal name) Kouji; (surname) Kou

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Mandarin bò // bó // bǎi / bo4 // bo2 // bai3
Taiwan po // pai
Japanese kashiwa / かしわ
Chinese variant of 檗[bo4]; (used for transcribing names); cedar; cypress; Taiwan pr. [bo2]; surname Bai; Taiwan pr. [Bo2]
Japanese oak; daimyo oak; Japanese emperor oak; Quercus dentata; (surname, given name) Haku; (place-name) Kase; (surname) Kashiwayanagi; (surname) Kashiwazaki; (surname) Kashiwasaki; (surname) Kashiwagi; (place-name, surname) Kashiwa; (surname) Kashiyanagi; (surname) Kashizaki
Cypress, cedar, Arbor vitae.

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese kashiwa / かしわ
Chinese Mongolian oak (Quercus dentata); see also 槲樹|槲树[hu2 shu4]
Japanese oak; daimyo oak; Japanese emperor oak; Quercus dentata


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Japanese okuni / おくに Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) your native country; your hometown; (2) (polite language) my home country (i.e. Japan); (3) countryside; country; (4) (archaism) daimyo's territory (Edo period)


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Mandarin shàng shì / shang4 shi4
Taiwan shang shih
Japanese joushi / joshi / じょうし
Japanese high-ranking retainer of a daimyo (Edo Period)
The superior disciple, who becomes perfect in (spiritually) profiting himself and others. The 中士 profits self but not others; the 下士 neither.


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Japanese shuudori / shudori / しゅうどり Japanese (noun/participle) entering the service of a daimyo


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Japanese jikou / jiko / じこう Japanese (1) tutor to a daimyo, etc.; (2) tutor to the emperor or crown prince (Meiji period)


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Mandarin liè hóu / lie4 hou2
Taiwan lieh hou
Japanese rekkou / rekko / れっこう
Chinese duke (old); nobleman; gentry
Japanese many daimyo


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Japanese kinban / きんばん Japanese taking turns on duty (esp. daimyo's retainers on duty in Edo)


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Japanese sankin / さんきん Japanese (noun/participle) (1) going to serve one's lord; (2) (abbreviation) daimyo's alternating Edo residence; official attendance service (by a daimyo in the Edo era)


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Japanese sankin / さんきん Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (noun/participle) (1) going to serve one's lord; (2) (abbreviation) daimyo's alternating Edo residence; official attendance service (by a daimyo in the Edo era)


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Japanese kokushu / こくしゅ Japanese king; sovereign; daimyo; (personal name) Kuninushi; (place-name) Kunishi


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Japanese kokujin(p);kunibito;kokunin;kuniudo;kunyuudo / kokujin(p);kunibito;kokunin;kuniudo;kunyudo / こくじん(P);くにびと;こくにん;くにうど;くにゅうど Japanese (1) indigenous person; inhabitant of a country; (2) (くにびと only) local; native; (3) local lords and samurai; (4) (くにうど, くにゅうど only) (See ざいこくしゅう) daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period); (given name) Kunihito; (given name) Kunito


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Japanese kokushu / こくしゅ Japanese daimyo; (place-name, surname) Kunimori


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Japanese tozama / とざま Japanese (1) (abbreviation) outside daimyo; non-Tokugawa daimyo; (2) outsider; one not included in the favored (favoured) group; (place-name) Tozama


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Mandarin dà míng / da4 ming2
Taiwan ta ming
Japanese hiroaki / ひろあき    tomoaki / ともあき    daimei / daime / だいめい    daimyou / daimyo / だいみょう    taimei / taime / たいめい    ooaki / おおあき
Japanese (given name) Hiroaki; (given name) Tomoaki; (given name) Daimei; (surname) Daimyou; (given name) Taimei; (surname) Ooaki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese jouzume / jozume / じょうづめ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) (obscure) permanent staff; permanent employee; service for a fixed period of time; (2) (archaism) (Edo era) a daimyo or feudal retainer who lived and-or served in Edo for a fixed period of time; (surname) Joudzume


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Mandarin jiā lǎo / jia1 lao3
Taiwan chia lao
Japanese karou / karo / かろう
Chinese (old) a senior in one's household
Japanese chief retainer; daimyo's minister; (surname) Kera; (surname) Karou


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Japanese kyojou / kyojo / きょじょう Japanese castle of a daimyo; castle of feudal lord; (surname) Sueshiro; (surname) Kojou; (surname) Kyojou; (surname) Kijou; (surname) Inoshiro; (surname) Ijiro; (surname) Ijou; (surname) Ishiro; (surname) Iki


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Japanese mikuni / みくに    okuni / おくに Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) country; (2) (honorific or respectful language) Japan; (1) (honorific or respectful language) your native country; your hometown; (2) (polite language) my home country (i.e. Japan); (3) countryside; country; (4) (archaism) daimyo's territory (Edo period)


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Japanese honjin / ほんじん Japanese (1) troop headquarters; stronghold; (2) inn designated for use by a daimyo (Edo period); (place-name, surname) Honjin



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Mandarin hú shù / hu2 shu4
Taiwan hu shu
Chinese Mongolian oak (Quercus dentata); Daimyo oak


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Japanese tonosama / とのさま Japanese (honorific or respectful language) (See 大名) feudal lord; daimyo


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Japanese genpou / genpo / げんぽう Japanese (archaism) forced reduction of a daimyo's land by the Edo Shogunate; curtailment of a daimyo's domain


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Japanese machifure / まちふれ Japanese town order (Edo period); order issued by a shogun or daimyo affecting a whole town, and passed on by town officials


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Japanese banshuu;banshu / banshu;banshu / ばんしゅう;ばんしゅ Japanese (archaism) guard (of a daimyo, emperor, etc.)


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Japanese ihou / iho / いほう Japanese (noun/participle) forced relocation of a daimyo to a different domain by the Edo shogunate


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Japanese hanshu / はんしゅ Japanese (irregular kanji usage) feudal lord; daimyo

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