ChineseEdit

 
God; unusual; mysterious
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
 
direction; way; method
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (神道)
simp. #(神道)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

神道

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

SynonymsEdit


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
kan’on
Alternative spelling
神道 (kyūjitai)
Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2
kan’on goon
Alternative spelling
神道 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

/sintau//sintɔː//sintoː/

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

Attested at least since a portion of the Shoku Nihongi dated to 782.[1]

May also be encountered with the reading shindō with rendaku.[2] However, this reading is missing from some modern references,[1][3] or is indicated as an alternative reading.[4][5] The 1603 Nippo Jisho also only lists xintǒ without rendaku.[6]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(しん)(とう) or (しん)(どう) (shintō or shindōしんたう (sintau)? (kyūjitai 神道)

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  6. ^ 1603, 日葡辞書: パリ本 / Vocabulario da Lingoa Iapam (Nippo Jisho: Paris edition / Vocabulary of the Language of Japan) (in Japanese and Portuguese), 1976 reprint, Tōkyō: Bensei Publishing, visible online here in Google Books, last entry in the right-hand column

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

神道 (sindo) (hangeul 신도)

  1. Hanja form? of 신도 (Shinto (religion)).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

神道

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