征夷大将軍

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
たい
Grade: 1
しょう
Grade: 6
ぐん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [seii taiɕoːɡun]

Etymology[edit]

/seii taisyaugun/ > /seii taisyoːgun/. Literally "great general who subdues eastern barbarians".

Noun[edit]

征夷大将軍 ‎(hiragana せいいたいしょうぐん, romaji seii taishōgun, historical hiragana せいいたいしやうぐん)

  1. during Japanese Nara and Heian periods, a military commander sent to subdue the Emishi
  2. during the Japanese Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, the hereditary chief executive of a shogunate government; a shōgun

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