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Yamato

noun

traditional name for Japan; also, the ruling dynasty of 4th century AD from which all emperors of Japan are descended

Word Origin

Japanese 'land of great harmony'

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  • We shall take the term "yamato" as the synonym of the prehistoric but discernible beginnings of national life.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • Most strangely, the spirit of yamato, or the Japanese group spirit, has had its source more than anywhere else in primitive myths.

  • Then turn toward the province of yamato, strike the palms of the hands together twice, and worship, bowing the head to the ground.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • Prince yamato's aunt was high-priestess of one of the Ise temples, and he told her about the task his father had entrusted to him.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • He also overthrew many other rebellious princes and returned to yamato in triumph.

    Japan Various
  • yamato Take safely reached his destination, and succeeded in quelling the Ainu rising.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • When Kumaso became drunk Prince yamato flung down the wine-jar, whipped out his dagger, and stabbed him to death.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • I, Ototachibana, give you my poor life in the place of yamato Take.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • As the army of yamato pressed them too closely, they set fire to the dry underbrush which densely surrounded their lurking-place.

  • He at the same time announced his speedy marriage with Omiti, to whom he had given the title of Princess of yamato.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier

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