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|Kanji in this term|
/sintau/ → /sintɔː/ → /sintoː/
Probably coined in Japan of components borrowed originally from Middle Chinese. Literally "the way of the gods".
- (Shintō) A religion indigenous to Japan that worships spirits: Shintō.
- The gods.
- The way to one's grave, the path followed by a funeral procession to deposit remains in a grave.