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4/16/2019, 9:13:51 PM Mike C update #103
2/28/2019, 2:08:40 PM Mike C update #102
8/16/2017, 11:57:08 PM Mike C update #96
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3/14/2016, 9:26:24 PM Mike C update #91
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12/3/2014, 12:28:19 AM Mike C update #89
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 秀良, 秀吉, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. KHEE-DEH-YO-SHEE

Meaning & History

From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, outstanding" combined with (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" or (yoshi) meaning "good luck". Other kanji combinations are possible. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Hideyoshi being his given name) was a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. He also banned the ownership of weapons by the peasantry, and banished Christian missionaries.