Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Japanese Shinto temple or shrine.
- n. The residence of the Mikado of Japan.
- n. The title of the Mikado's children.
“Wed 11/11/09 2: 49 PM lol irvin, kelly has a genuine feeling about this competition, i love watching her dance and smile, miya is blahhh jp”
“The palace of the sovereign -- called miya or odono -- corresponded in appearance and construction with the shrines of the deities.”
“[* It is more popularly termed miya, "august house," -- a name given to the ordinary Shinto temples.]”
“ Each temple parish also possesses a large portable miya which is paraded on these occasions with much chanting and beating of drums.”
“This shrew was previously been identified as Ceylon Long-tailed Shrew (Crocidura miya).”
“Other endangered species include the endemic Rattus montanus and five shrews: Crocidura miya, Feroculus feroculus, Solisorex pearsoni, Suncus fellowsgordoni, and Suncus zeylanicus.”
“I was somewhat wretched from fatigue and inflamed ant bites, but in the early morning, hot and misty as all the mornings have been, I went to see a Shinto temple, or miya, and, though I went alone, escaped a throng.”
“But more than history is neglected in the indifference and contempt shown these minor _miya_.”
“People had grown indifferent as the new paint grew old, then shabby on the once famous _miya_.”
“The palace of the sovereign towered so high by comparison that it was termed Asahi-no-tada-sasu-miya (miya on which the morning sun shines direct), or Yuhi-no-hiteru-miya (miya illumined by the evening sun), or some other figurative epithet, and to the Emperor himself was applied the title 0-mikado (great august Gate).”
Looking for tweets for miya.