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From Japanese 京都 (kyōto, capital), from Middle Chinese 京都 (kjæng-tu, capital [of a country]) (compare Mandarin 京都 (jīngdū)).

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Kyōto

  1. The former capital of Japan; now a prefecture on Honshū, Japan.
    • 2007: Fodor's Tōkyō (page 270)
      The shogunate was overthrown in 1867 by supporters of Emperor Meiji. The following year, the emperor moved his court from Kyōto to Edo and renamed it Tōkyō: the Eastern Capital.
  2. The city and Kyōto prefecture, Japan.

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Kyōto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of きょうと