Meiji

[ mey-jee ]
/ ˈmeɪˈdʒi /

noun Japanese History.

the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito from 1868 to 1912.

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Origin of Meiji

1870–75; < Japanese meiji, earlier meidi enlightened peace < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese míng bright + zhì pacify
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Meiji
/ (ˈmeɪˈdʒiː) /

noun

Japanese history the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito (1867–1912), during which Japan began a rapid process of Westernization, industrialization, and expansion in foreign affairs
the throne name of Mutsuhito (ˌmuːtsʊˈhiːtəʊ). 1852–1912, emperor of Japan (1867–1912)

Word Origin for Meiji

Japanese, from Chinese ming enlightened + dji government
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