Shinto

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See also: shintō and Shintō

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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.

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Shinto (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to, Shintoism.

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