Shinto

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See also: shintō and Shintō

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 神道 (Shintō), from Middle Chinese 神道 (MC ʑiɪn dɑuX, “ways of the gods”), ultimately from Old Chinese 神道 (OC *hlin l'uːʔ, “ways [doings] of Heaven [in matters of fortune or fate]”).

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Shinto

  1. Formerly the state religion of Japan, a type of animism involving the worship of ancestors and nature spirits.
    • 1905, W.G. Aston, Shinto: The Way of the Gods, page 66:
      The number of Shinto deities is very great. The Yengishiki enumerates 3,132 officially recognized shrines, and although the same Gods are reckoned more than once, as being worshipped in different places, still their name is legion.

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Shinto (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to, Shintoism.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Japanese 神道 (shintō), from Middle Chinese 神道 (MC ʑiɪn dɑuX, “ways of the gods”), ultimately from Old Chinese 神道 (OC *hlin l'uːʔ, “ways [doings] of Heaven [in matters of fortune or fate]”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃin.to/
  • Hyphenation: shin‧to

Noun[edit]

Shinto (first-person possessive Shintoku, second-person possessive Shintomu, third-person possessive Shintonya)

  1. Shinto (formerly the state religion of Japan, a type of animism involving the worship of ancestors and nature spirits in Japan)

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