What does shogun mean?

From 1192 until 1867, Japan saw a long period of peace under the Seii Tai shogun or shoguns, military dictators who ruled during that period. “Shogun” means “barbarian subduing generals”. Minamoto Yoshinaka was the first modern shogun, who came to power after defeating the Taira dynasty. The shogun rulers had loyal warrior servants known as samurai.Note: Samurai is from the Japanese word saburau, which means “to serve”.