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Minamoto

[mee-nah-maw-taw]
noun, plural Mi·na·mo·to.
  1. a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns from 1192 to 1333.
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Historical Examples

  • One Imperial candidate was supported by the Taira, the other by the Minamoto.

    Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories

    Yei Theodora Ozaki

  • Antoku was drowned but the Minamoto soldiers rescued his mother.

    Japan

    Various

  • This event terminated the descendants of the Minamoto family in the direct line.

    Japan

    Various

  • Tsunemoto was a grandson of the Emperor Seiwa and founder of the renowned clan of Minamoto.

    Japan

    Various

  • They were of the same blood as Nitta and Ashikaga and of the clan of Minamoto.

    Japan

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