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The name Daimyo in Chinese / Japanese...

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Daimyo / Great Name

 dà míng
 dai myou
Daimyo / Great Name Scroll

大名 is the title Daimyō in Japanese, which means “lord” or “great name.”

This has the same meaning in Chinese as “great name,” or “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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dà míng
    da4 ming2
ta ming
 daimyou / daimyo

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Daimyo / Great Name
famous name; your distinguished name; one's formal personal name
(hist) (See 小名) daimyo (Japanese feudal lord); (place-name) Daimyou


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Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest
(hist) retainer of a daimyo

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 kou / ko
marquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位[wu3deng3 jue2wei4]; nobleman; high official
(n,n-suf) (1) (hist) (See 五等爵) marquis; second highest rank of the five ranks of nobility; (n,n-suf) (2) (hist) daimyo; (surname) Hou

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

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

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fence; hedge; (literary) screen; barrier; vassal state; Taiwan pr. [fan2]
(n,n-suf) (hist) han (estate of a daimyo in the Edo and early Meiji periods); feudal domain; fief; province; (given name) Mamoru


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(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
(hist) 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
(noun/participle) entering the service of a daimyo


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


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(n,vs,vi) (hist) going to the capital (esp. of a samurai or daimyo during the Edo period)


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


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(n,vs,vi) (1) taking turns on duty; (n,vs,vi) (2) (hist) being on duty at a daimyo's residence in Edo or Osaka


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(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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(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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(1) king; sovereign; (2) (hist) daimyo with a domain of one or more provinces (Edo period); (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) (hist) local lords and samurai; (4) (くにうど, くにゅうど only) (hist) (See 在国衆) daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period); (given name) Kunihito


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(1) (hist) governor of a province (under the ritsuryō system); (2) (hist) (See 国主・2) daimyo with a domain of one or more provinces; (place-name, surname) Kunimori


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(n,vs,vi) (1) being in one's hometown; (n,vs,vi) (2) (hist) being in one's domain (as opposed to being in Edo; of a daimyo or his retainers); (personal name) Arikuni


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


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 jouzume / jozume
(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) Jōzume


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


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(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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(1) troop headquarters; stronghold; (2) (hist) 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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(1) (honorific or respectful language) nobleman; dignitary; lord; (2) (hist) (honorific or respectful language) (See 大名) feudal lord (of the Edo period); daimyo; (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
(hist) forced reduction of a daimyo's land by the Edo Shogunate; curtailment of a daimyo's domain


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offering (to a shogun, emperor, daimyo, kami or Buddha)


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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
(hist) guard (of a daimyo, emperor, etc.)

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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 myodà míng / da4 ming2 / da ming / damingta ming / taming


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