神道

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Chinese[edit]

 
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)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

神道

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

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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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)

Etymology[edit]

/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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(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 terms[edit]

References[edit]

  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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

神道 (sindo) (hangeul 신도)

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

神道

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