from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The central Shinto deity, a sun goddess believed to be the ancestor of the Japanese royal family.
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- proper n. The Japanese sun goddess.
- proper n. the sun
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- n. central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
From Japanese 天照 (Amaterasu). (Wiktionary)