征夷大将軍

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See also: 征夷大將軍

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
たい
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 6
ぐん
Grade: 4
kan’on kan’yōon

Etymology[edit]

Compound of  (せい) () (seii, warring against barbarians) +  (たい) (しょう) (ぐん) (taishōgun, commander in chief).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On’yomi
    • (Tokyo) ーいたいしょーぐん [séꜜèì tàìshòògùǹ] (Atamadaka – [1])[1]
    • (Tokyo) ーいたいしょーぐん [sèéí táíꜜshòògùǹ] (Nakadaka – [5])
    • IPA(key): [se̞iː ta̠iɕo̞ːɡɯ̟̃ᵝɴ]

Noun[edit]

征夷大将軍 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 征夷大將軍, hiragana せいいたいしょうぐん, rōmaji Seii Taishōgun, historical hiragana せいいたいしやうぐん)

  1. (historical) a military commander sent to subdue the 蝦夷 (Emishi, ancient ethnic group from northeastern Japan) [from around the Asuka/Nara to Heian periods]
  2. (historical) shogun: the hereditary chief executive of a shogunate [from Kamakura to Edo period]
    Synonym: 将軍 (shōgun)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN