mikado

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See also: Mikado and mikádó

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese, from (mi) "honorable" + (kado) "gate, portal"

Noun[edit]

mikado (plural mikados)

  1. (history) 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.
  3. A game of skill, in which identical wooden sticks must be removed from a pile without disturbing the remaining sticks

Quotations[edit]

  • 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.

Translations[edit]

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (emperor of Japan): tenno

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese, from (mi) "honorable" + (kado) "gate, portal"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese みかど (mikado).

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mikado

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese, from (mi) "honorable" + (kado) "gate, portal"

Noun[edit]

mikado m (plural mikados)

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