The term for a matching pair of Japanese samurai swords or sword and dagger, popular from the 15thC, made up of the words dai (long) and sho (short).


The daishō - literally `big-little` is a Japanese term for a matched pair of traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan. The etymology of the word daishō becomes apparent when the terms daitō, meaning long sword, and shōtō, meaning short sword, are used; dai```tō`` + shō`tō = daishō. A d...
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(Large-small) A matched pair of swords or fittings for same.
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Meaning, matching japanese swords or a sword and dagger, popular from the 15thC and from the japanese words 'dai' meaning long and 'sho' meaning short.
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Sword pair formed by the KATANA and WAKIZASHI and worn by the samurai.
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