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dai·my·oor dai·mi·o (dī′mē-ō′, dīm′yō′)
n. pl. daimyo or dai·my·os also daimio or dai·mi·os
A feudal lord of Japan who was a large landowner.
[Japanese daimyō : dai, great, big; see daikon + myō, name (from Early Middle Chinese mjiajng; akin to Tibetan ming, name and Burmese mañ, to be named).]
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n, pl -myo, -myos, -mio or -mios
(Historical Terms) (in Japan) one of the territorial magnates who dominated much of the country from about the 11th to the 19th century
[from Japanese, from Ancient Chinese d`âi miäng great name]
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n., pl. -myo, -myos.
one of the great feudal lords of Japan who were vassals of the shogun.
[1830–40; < Japanese, =dai big, great (< Chinese) + myō name (< Chinese)]
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