from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on the southern shore of Lake Biwa near Kyoto. It was an imperial seat in the second and seventh centuries A.D. Population: 325,000.
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- proper n. capital city of Shiga prefecture, Japan.
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