Etymology
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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.

updated on April 17, 2010

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Definitions of Kyoto from WordNet

Kyoto (n.)
a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan;
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