Last modified on 13 December 2014, at 14:59

神道

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

神道

  1. natural law; heavenly law
  2. gods; spirits
  3. spirit way; spirit road; sacred way; spirit path
  4. Shinto (religion)

JapaneseEdit

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神道 (Shintō): the entryway to a Shintō shrine, with a torii gate, a common symbol of Shintōism.
Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
とう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

/sintau//sintɔː//sintoː/

Probably coined in Japan of components borrowed originally from Middle Chinese. Literally "the way of the gods".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

神道 (hiragana しんとう, romaji shintō, historical hiragana しんたう)

  1. (Shintō) A religion indigenous to Japan that worships spirits: Shintō.
  2. The gods.
  3. The way to one's grave, the path followed by a funeral procession to deposit remains in a grave.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

神道 (sindo) (hangeul 신도)

  1. Hanja form? of 신도, “Shinto (religion)”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

神道

  1. Hán tự form of Thần đạo, "Shinto (religion)"