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ChineseEdit

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

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.
  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. ^ 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 term

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)