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Iyeyasu

or Ieyasu

[ee-ye-yah-soo] /ˈi yɛˈyɑ su/
noun
1.
Tokugawa [taw-koo-gah-wah] /ˈtɔ kuˈgɑ wɑ/ (Show IPA), 1542–1616, Japanese general and public servant.
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  • Above them all towered tokugawa iyeyasu, for his influence was superior even to that of the Toyotomi family.

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  • A fifth was afterwards added, tokugawa iyeyasu, also a famous name in Japan.

British Dictionary definitions for tokugawa iyeyasu

Tokugawa Iyeyasu

/ˌtəʊkuːˈɡɑːwə ˌiːjeɪˈjɑːsuː/
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Iyeyasu

/ˌiːjeɪˈjɑːsuː/
noun
1.
Tokugawa (ˌtɒkuːˈɡɑːwə). 1542–1616, Japanese general and statesman; founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1867)
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