Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Tokyo.

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  • proper n. Tokyo

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  • n. a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria
  • n. the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan

Etymologies

From Japanese 江戸 (Edo), literally "cove () entrance ()". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Synopsis: Akitsu Masanosuke is a timid ronin on his way to Edo from the countryside when he accidentally encounters a playboy named Yaichi, who asks him to be his bodyguard.

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  • The premise of Ôoku is simple: three-fourths of the men in Edo Japan are wiped out by a mysterious plague, and when it becomes clear that the disease is not burning itself out anytime soon, the women have to step into all the roles previously assigned to men.

    March « 2010 « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • Edo is the old name of Tokyo, before it became the capital. “mae” is the Japanese word for front, like you said.

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  • Edo is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo, and was the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868.

    Panorama of Edo (later Tokyo) « Skid Roche

  • The period in between, some two hundred thirty years, is commonly called the Edo period.

    Before Edo

  • The Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912

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  • The title of the work refers to the living quarters for the shogun’s harem, contained within Edo Castle.

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  • Another of Ono’s manga series, HOUSE OF FIVE LEAVES, is an action drama about samurai during the height of the shogun’s rule in Edo-era Japan and is also currently serialized on SigIKKI. com.

    not simple as that

  • When Tokyo was still called Edo, before the late 19th century, Edoites took pride in the stoical acceptance of earthquakes and firestorms, known as "the flowers of Edo."

    Japan's Shattered Mirror

  • Gintama is set in an alternate Japan where Tokyo still goes by its centuries-old name Edo and was taken over by aliens who banned the carrying of swords.

    Underrated Manga: Gintama » Fanboy.com

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