征夷大将軍

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō Grade: 1 Grade: 6 Grade: 4

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [seii taiɕoːɡun]

EtymologyEdit

/seii taisyaugun/ > /seii taisyoːgun/. Literally "great general who subdues eastern barbarians".

NounEdit

征夷大将軍 ‎(hiragana せいいたいしょうぐん, romaji seii taishōgun, historical hiragana せいいたいしやうぐん)

  1. during Japanese Nara and Heian periods, a military commander sent to subdue the Emishi
  2. during the Japanese Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, the hereditary chief executive of a shogunate government; a shōgun

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