jinja

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English[edit]

Ise Shrine in Japan.

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 神社 (じんじゃ, jinja), from Middle Chinese 神社 (ʒin-dʒjǽ) (compare Mandarin 神社 (shénshè)), from Old Chinese 神社 (*Cə.lin-mtʰaʔ "sacrificial altar", "shrine"), from ("deity", "divine") + ("Earth deity [and altar]").

Noun[edit]

jinja (plural jinjas)

  1. A Shinto place of worship.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

jinja

  1. rōmaji reading of じんじゃ