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Taira

[tahy-rah] /ˈtaɪ rɑ/
noun
1.
a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled the country 1160–85.
2.
former name of Iwaki.
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  • The Taira evacuated the Capital in the second year of Juyei, 1188.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • The name of so humble a thing was unfamiliar to the Taira lords.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • We are looking for Kagekiyo the Passionate who fought for the Taira.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • One called Kagekiyo the Passionate who fought for the Taira.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • One Imperial candidate was supported by the Taira, the other by the Minamoto.

  • The members of the Fujiwara clan could not compete with those of the Taira.

    Japan Various
  • The victors then marched on in triumph to Ichinotani to attack the Taira.

    Japan Various
  • There the decisive battle was fought, and for the third time the Taira were utterly routed.

    Japan Various
  • The Taira chief Munemori and his son were captured and subsequently executed.

    Japan Various
  • This remarkable family was descended from the family of Taira.

    Japan Various

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