Life and Death in The Name of Honor: The Samurai
The Japanese Samurai were undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters in modern history. Their caste, that of warriors, was one of two classes of Japanese aristocracy. Their name is considered as deriving from the verb "saburau" which literally means "one who serves".
Another term by which the samurai were defined was bushi, from "bu" which means martial and "shi", the union of the lower horizontal section showing the number 1 and the cross