- one of the great feudal lords who were vassals of the shogun.
Origin of daimyo
Examples from the Web for daimio
Historical Examples of daimio
The wind blew the fine dust in the noses and eyes of the Daimio and his nobles.
The Daimio of Arima arrived this morning at dawn and confirmed the news of the messengers.The Usurper
"Certainly, appearances are deceptive," said the Daimio to himself.
In his imagination he pictured this house like a daimio's palace.
It is large, and the inside is as beautiful as a great Daimio's palace.
- (in Japan) one of the territorial magnates who dominated much of the country from about the 11th to the 19th century
Word Origin for daimyo
Word Origin and History for daimio
also daimio, former title of the chief nobles of Japan, 1839, from Japanese, literally "big name," from Chinese dai "great" + mio, myo "name."