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Taira

[tahy-rah]
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  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled the country 1160–85.
  2. former name of Iwaki.
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Historical Examples

  • The name of so humble a thing was unfamiliar to the Taira lords.

    The N Plays of Japan

    Arthur Waley

  • The Taira evacuated the Capital in the second year of Juyei, 1188.

  • We are looking for Kagekiyo the Passionate who fought for the Taira.

  • One called Kagekiyo the Passionate who fought for the Taira.

  • One Imperial candidate was supported by the Taira, the other by the Minamoto.