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

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

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

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

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  • In the eleventh century two powerful clans, the Taira and the Minamoto, contended for mastery.

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