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sam·u·rai

 (săm′ə-rī′)
n. pl. samurai or sam·u·rais
1. The Japanese feudal military aristocracy.
2. A professional warrior belonging to this class.

[Japanese, warrior, from Old Japanese samurafi : sa-, pref. of unknown meaning + morafi, to watch, frequentative of mor-, to guard.]
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samurai

(ˈsæmʊˌraɪ; ˈsæmjʊ-)
n, pl -rai
1. (Historical Terms) the Japanese warrior caste that provided the administrative and fighting aristocracy from the 11th to the 19th centuries
2. (Historical Terms) a member of this aristocracy
[C19: from Japanese]
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sam•u•rai

(ˈsæm ʊˌraɪ)

n., pl. -rai. (in feudal Japan)
1. a member of the hereditary warrior class.
2. a retainer of a daimyo.
[1720–30; < Japanese]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.samurai - a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracysamurai - a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
samurai - feudal Japanese military aristocracy
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
2.samurai - feudal Japanese military aristocracy
aristocracy, nobility - a privileged class holding hereditary titles
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
samurai - a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
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Translations
samurajo
samurai
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szamuráj
samurajus
samurai
samurai
samuraj
samuraj
samuraj

samurai

[ˈsæmʊˌraɪ] (samurai or samurais) Nsamurai m
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samurai

[ˈsæmuəraɪ ˈsæmjuəraɪ] nsamouraï m
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Samurai

nSamurai m
attrSamurai-; Samurai swordSamuraischwert nt; Samurai traditionTradition fder or bei den Samurai; Samurai warriorSamurai-Krieger m
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samurai

[ˈsæmʊˌraɪ] nsamurai m inv
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These theories took as their starting point the widely held principle that the "words [of the sages] do not exhaust their meaning" (yan bujin yi [phrase omitted]), which in the Han dynasty was read as implying that the mind of the sages could only be fully plumbed by analyzing the "images" (xiang [phrase omitted].) of the Book of Changes (the hexagrams composed of broken and solid lines).
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