I translated about Samurai for studying English!!
Samurai (rude), the 10th century from the 19th century of toward Japan were present in, Soke was the apex of the master of the family community is a member of. It also imitates “nifu” ( cf. wikt ), but there are various theories about its origin as to Mr. Oomotomo and Mr. Megumi ‘s name.
Synonyms as a warrior (if choking, Musa), but there is, “samurai” compared to the combatants basis or modification is strong nuances (example: Warrior picture , warrior apprenticeship , shaking with excitement, armor warrior, woman warrior, young samurai, Ochimusha such as ). In other words, aside from battle there is a samurai who can not call “warrior” , but all warriors are “samurai”. As other synonyms , there are samurai , soldier / soldier , warrior etc. These are not synonymous (see “Samurai” in the corresponding item.) The soldiers / soldiers and warriors, Not limited to samurai, it is used not only in Japan). “Samurai” is gender but poor in gender representation rather than a word to ask, women only if the samurai is comprises strongly combatants features woman warrior to how to call it (woman if choking).
Samurai Heian period occurs, its military power with the aristocracy allowed to overthrow the society of domination, the ancient understanding that it was to demise the are normal. After maintaining a traditional government as a puppet and building a medieval society in which they are practically led , they continued to be the centerpiece leading the history of Japan until the end of modern times (the end of Edo period ). The modern government ( Meiji government ) where many samurai participated was also the reason why the existence of warrior was abandoned in the modern era.