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Daimyo in Chinese / Japanese...

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Daimyo / Great Name

dà míng
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.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Great Name
大名dai myou / daimyou / dai myo / daimyodà míng / da4 ming2 / da ming / damingta ming / taming

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dà míng / da4 ming2
ta ming
 daimyou / daimyo / だいみょう
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famous name; your distinguished name; one's formal personal name
(See 小名) daimyo (Japanese feudal lord); (place-name) Daimyou

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

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/ bo4
 kashiwa / はく
variant of 檗[bo4]
oak; daimyo oak; Japanese emperor oak; Quercus dentata; (surname, given name) Haku
Cypress, cedar, Arbor vitae; cypress

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


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 okuni / おくに (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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shàng shì / shang4 shi4
shang shih
 joushi / joshi / じょうし
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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 shuudori / shudori / しゅうどり (noun/participle) entering the service of a daimyo


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


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


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


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 sankin / さんきん (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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 sankin / さんきん (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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 kokushu / こくしゅ king; sovereign; daimyo; (personal name) Kuninushi


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 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 (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


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


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


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dà míng / da4 ming2
ta ming
 daimyō / ひろあき
(given name) Hiroaki
great luminosity


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 jouzume / jozume / じょうづめ (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) Jouzume


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


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



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


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 tonosama / とのさま (1) (honorific or respectful language) nobleman; dignitary; lord; (2) (honorific or respectful language) (See 大名) feudal lord (of the Edo period); daimyō; (3) man brought up away from the world; arrogant man with little knowledge of the ways of the world


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


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 kenmotsu / けんもつ offering (to a shogun, emperor, daimyo, kami or Buddha)


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 machifure / まちふれ 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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 banshuu;banshu / banshu;banshu / ばんしゅう;ばんしゅ (archaism) guard (of a daimyo, emperor, etc.)


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


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


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 hanshu / はんしゅ feudal lord; daimyo

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