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"Though the term "daimyo" literally means "great name,"......"
This part is kinda off, weird and confusing......
Though the term "daimyo" literally means "great name," the Japanese word actually comes from the kanji (characters) dai, meaning "large," and myō (shortened from myōden) meaning "name-land" or "private land."
I know the kanji dai can translate to "great" or "big", but the myo part.....I think that part is off....名 by itself translates to name....where is this moden coming from?? Not to mention it kinda contridicts itself.....its it literally translates to "great name", then what with the further (incorrect) infomation??
- No, the contribution was correct: 大名 daimyō does in fact derive from 大名田 daimyōden, literally "great named land", referring to an owner of a large estate (as opposed to a 小名田 shōmyōden, later simply 小名田 shōmyō). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:53, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Definition needed: "a generic term referring to the powerful territorial sui lords in premodern Japan". And what were they? The closest possibilities I see on the disambiguation page are still pretty far-fetched:
- Sui Dynasty of China
- Sui (surname), a transcription of two Chinese surnames
- Sui County, Henan, county in Shangqiu, Henan, China
- Sui County, Hubei, county in Suizhou, Hubei, China
- Sui (粋), an ideal in Japanese aesthetics similar to iki