a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as shoguns from 1192 to 1333.
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How to use Minamoto in a sentence
Antoku was drowned but the Minamoto soldiers rescued his mother.
This event terminated the descendants of the Minamoto family in the direct line.
Tsunemoto was a grandson of the Emperor Seiwa and founder of the renowned clan of Minamoto.
They were of the same blood as Nitta and Ashikaga and of the clan of Minamoto.
In the eleventh century two powerful clans, the Taira and the Minamoto, contended for mastery.The N Plays of Japan | Arthur Waley