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|Kanji in this term|
- IPA: [seii taiɕoːɡun]
/seii taisyaugun/ > /seii taisyoːgun/. Literally "great general who subdues eastern barbarians".
- during Japanese Nara and Heian periods, a military commander sent to subdue the Emishi
- during the Japanese feudal periods, the commander of a bakufu; a shōgun
See also 
- 将軍 (shōgun)