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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 御門 (mikado), from (mi, honorable) + (kado, gate, portal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mikado (plural mikados)

  1. (historical) A former title of the emperors of Japan during a certain period.
  2. (literary) any emperor of Japan
    The mikados of Japan are its emperors.
    Synonym: tenno
  3. a game of skill, in which identically shaped (but differently colored and valued) wooden sticks must be removed from a pile without disturbing the remaining stack
    Synonym: pick-up sticks
  4. a fabric having a stiff twill weave

QuotationsEdit

  • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
    Our great Mikado, virtuous man,
    When he to rule our land began,
    Resolved to try a plan whereby
    Young men might best be steadied.

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TranslationsEdit

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 御門.

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.kaːˌdoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ka‧do

NounEdit

mikado m (plural mikado's, diminutive mikadootje n)

  1. mikado, pick-up sticks (game of skill)

Pronunciation 2Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmiˈkaː.doː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ka‧do

NounEdit

mikado m (plural mikado's, diminutive mikadootje n)

  1. (historical) mikado, a former title of the emperors of Japan during a certain period
  2. (literary) any emperor of Japan

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese みかど (mikado).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miˈkado/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ka‧do
  • Rhymes: -ado

NounEdit

mikado (accusative singular mikadon, plural mikadoj, accusative plural mikadojn)

  1. mikado

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 御門 (mikado), from (mi, honorable) + (kado, gate, portal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mikado m (plural mikados)

  1. (historical) mikado, a former title of the emperors of Japan during a certain period
  2. (literary) any emperor of Japan
  3. mikado (game of skill)

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mikado

  1. Rōmaji transcription of みかど

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miˈkado/, [miˈkaðo]

NounEdit

mikado m (plural mikados)

  1. mikado