Shintoism


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Shin·to

 (shĭn′tō)
n.
A religion native to Japan, characterized by veneration of nature spirits and ancestors and by a lack of formal dogma.

[Japanese shintō : shin, god (from Middle Chinese sɦin; also the source of Mandarin shén, spirit, god) + tō, dō, art, way; see aikido.]

Shin′to adj.
Shin′to·ism n.
Shin′to·ist adj. & n.
Shin′to·is′tic adj.

Shintoism

the doctrines and practices of Shinto, the native religion of Japan, especially its system of nature and ancestor worship. — Shinto, n., adj.Shintoistic, adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shintoism - the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogmaShintoism - the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Translations

Shintoism

[ˈʃɪntəʊɪzəm] Nsintoísmo m

Shintoism

n (Rel) → Schintoismus m
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