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Kioto

[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/
noun
1.

Kyoto

or Kioto

[kee-oh-toh; Japanese kyaw-taw] /kiˈoʊ toʊ; Japanese ˈkyɔ tɔ/
noun
1.
a city on S Honshu, in central Japan: the capital of Japan a.d. 794–1868.
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  • I, on the other hand, went immediately back to Kioto, arriving there in the evening after nightfall.

  • She has had a long journey from the City Royal (Kioto) in her search for the child.

    Plays of Old Japan Marie C. Stopes
  • On this card are the names and pictures of the fifty-three post-stations between old Yedo and Kioto.

  • It is a love-affair that attracts him to Kioto; his head is full of follies.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • A dancing-girl from Kioto, Ill be bound; ill-tempered too—her face is scarlet; and oh, how she frowns, nasty little spitfire.

    Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
  • His thoughts were in the palace at Kioto, on the veranda, amid flowers.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • And the year 1880 saw the opening of the railroad between Kioto and Otsu.

  • We must enter the camp of Hieyas, jump upon his horses, and ride towards Kioto.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
  • All the maidens and captives were assembled together, and in great state and pomp they returned to Kioto.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • Onono-Komat was a lovely maiden attached to the Court of Kioto.

    The Usurper Judith Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for Kioto

Kioto

/kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Kyoto

Kyoto

/kɪˈəʊtəʊ; ˈkjəʊ-/
noun
1.
a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868; cultural centre, with two universities (1875, 1897). Pop: 1 387 264 (2002 est)
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Word Origin and History for Kioto

Kyoto

city in Japan, from kyo + to, both meaning "capital." Founded 794 as Heionkyo "Capital of Calm and Peace," it also has been known as Miyako and Saikyo. Kyoto Protocol so called because it was initially adopted Dec. 11, 1997, in the Japanese city.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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