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Mikado (n.)

1727, former title of the emperor of Japan, from mi "honorable" + kado "gate, portal." Similar to Sublime Porte, old title of the Ottoman emperor/government, and Pharaoh, which literally means "great house."

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Definitions of Mikado

mikado (n.)
the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno;
Synonyms: tenno
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