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EnglishEdit

Ise Shrine in Japan.

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 神社 ‎(じんじゃ, jinja), from Middle Chinese 神社 ‎(ʒin-dʒjǽ) (compare Mandarin 神社 ‎(shénshè)), from Old Chinese 神社 (*Cə.lin-mtʰaʔ "sacrificial altar", "shrine"), from ("deity", "divine") + ("Earth deity [and altar]").

NounEdit

jinja ‎(plural jinjas)

  1. A Shinto place of worship.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

jinja

  1. rōmaji reading of じんじゃ
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