traditional name for Japan; also, the ruling dynasty of 4th century AD from which all emperors of Japan are descended
Japanese 'land of great harmony'
We shall take the term "yamato" as the synonym of the prehistoric but discernible beginnings of national life.
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.
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.
He also overthrew many other rebellious princes and returned to yamato in triumph.
yamato Take safely reached his destination, and succeeded in quelling the Ainu rising.
When Kumaso became drunk Prince yamato flung down the wine-jar, whipped out his dagger, and stabbed him to death.
I, Ototachibana, give you my poor life in the place of yamato Take.
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.