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Ieyasu

[ee-ye-yah-soo] /ˈi yɛˈyɑ su/
noun
1.

Iyeyasu

or Ieyasu

[ee-ye-yah-soo] /ˈi yɛˈyɑ su/
noun
1.
Tokugawa [taw-koo-gah-wah] /ˈtɔ kuˈgɑ wɑ/ (Show IPA), 1542–1616, Japanese general and public servant.
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  • This castle was erected in 1610 by twenty great feudal lords to serve as a residence for Ieyasu's son.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • It may leave Japan absolutely independent, as in the days of Ieyasu.

  • An old mossy staircase and a time-worn pavement lead to Ieyasu's tomb, before which stand two long tables.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • In the afternoon a walk back of the temple of Ieyasu revealed more stone lanterns, shrines, and toriis.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • There is also a long row of very large stone lanterns, presented as a tribute to the memory of the Shogun, Ieyasu.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • It dates from 1601, and was built by Ieyasu of Nikko memory for his use when visiting Kyoto.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The great war drum of Ieyasu, the first of the Tokugawa shoguns, lies upon a richly decorated stand.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • The tomb of Ieyasu, the first shogun, is reached by ascending two hundred stone steps.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for Ieyasu

Ieyasu

/ˌiːjɛˈjɑːsuː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Tokugawa) Iyeyasu

Iyeyasu

/ˌiːjeɪˈjɑːsuː/
noun
1.
Tokugawa (ˌtɒkuːˈɡɑːwə). 1542–1616, Japanese general and statesman; founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603–1867)
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