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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 victors then marched on in triumph to Ichinotani to attack the Taira.

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

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • They explain that the crabs with dorsal markings are the wraiths of the Taira warriors.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • One called Kagekiyo the Passionate who fought for the Taira.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • The members of the Fujiwara clan could not compete with those of the Taira.

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

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • It was a ghostly reminiscence of the battle of Dan-no-ura, when the Taira had suffered a terrible and permanent defeat.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • The name of so humble a thing was unfamiliar to the Taira lords.

    The N Plays of Japan Arthur Waley
  • Up to this time the families of the Taira and the Minamoto had been friendly rivals in the field.

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

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