bonze

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bonze, from Portuguese bonzo, from Japanese 凡僧 (bonzō ぼんぞう), from Middle Chinese (bjom "ordinary") + (song "Buddhist monk").

Noun[edit]

bonze (plural bonzes)

  1. A Buddhist priest in Japan.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Japanese; the boss-sense is adopted from German Bonze

Noun[edit]

bonze m (plural bonzen, diminutive bonzetje n)

  1. A bonze, Buddhist priest
  2. A boss, bigwig
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Verb[edit]

bonze

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bonzen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Japanese.

Noun[edit]

bonze m (plural bonzes)

  1. bonze, Buddhist priest

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