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bonze

 (bŏnz)
n.
A Buddhist monk, especially of China, Japan, or nearby countries.

[French, from Portuguese bonzo, from Japanese bonsō : bon, ordinary (from Early Middle Chinese buam) + , monk (from Middle Chinese səng, from Sanskrit saṃghaḥ, sangha; see sangha).]

bonze

(bɒnz)
n
(Buddhism) a Chinese or Japanese Buddhist priest or monk
[C16: from French, from Portuguese bonzo, from Japanese bonsō, from Sanskrit bon + priest or monk]

bonze

(bɒnz)

n.
a Buddhist monk, esp. of Japan or China.
[1580–90; < Middle French < Portuguese bonzo or New Latin bonzius < Japanese bonzō ordinary priest]

bonze

A Buddhist monk, especially in Japan or China.
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
On the second dav the road rose steeply to a grass spur above the forest; and it was here, about sunset, that they came across an aged lama - but they called him a bonze - sitting cross-legged above a mysterious chart held down by stones, which he was explaining to a young man, evidently a neophyte, of singular, though unwashen, beauty.
I promise myself a peculiar pleasure in emptying my revolver into that young bonze when next we meet,' was the unchristian answer.
But the bonze medal underlined her potential and was a timely boost as targets a trip to Adelaide for next year's world championship.
When it comes to his sculptures, Palin's material of choice is bonze.
Tous ont continue dont Feu Fadli qui, apres l'or des JM de Casablanca a eu l'honneur et le merite de participer aux JO de Los Angeles en 1984 avant de signer sa derniere participation aux JO de Sydney 2000 qui ont vu Taher Tamsamani remporter la troisieme et derniere medaille de bonze aux Olympiades.
However, there are also very unusual, even spectacular suicide methods, such as the use of dynamite, imitating the suicide of the bonze monks from Vietnam by setting oneself on fire, entering the cage of ferocious animals at the zoo.
The Bonze [Buddhist monk] plays at chess in the pagoda of Juggernaut; the palanquin-bearing slave reflects how he may best checkmate a pebble king, on a chess-board traced on the sands of the Ganges; the Icelandic bishop whiles away the tedious gloom of a polar night with his long-calculated moves on the chess-board, commencing with that which has become identi-fied with the name of Captain Evans: in short, from pole to pole, the 64 squares of the noble game have solaced the sorrows of the lords of the creation.
En depit de cette defaite, Mohamed Flissi aura assure la medaille de bonze qui constitue une belle performance.
Mlindi Kulashe gave a suitably menacing performance as the Holy Man, Bonze, angered at Butterfly's decision to betray her own religion to adopt her husband's Christian faith, and later in the role of would-be suitor Prince Yamadori.
During their clash at the final, Tasmuradov, a 2014 world bonze medalist, jumped out to a 2-0 lead on 2013 world champion Yuh when he countered an arm spin by the Korean wrestler to send him flying through the air exposed to the mat.
The supporting characters are little more than cameos, with the best being baritone Bruce Kellys bang-on milquetoast bureaucrat, Sharpless, and mezzo Armine Kassabian's desperately loyal maid, Suzuki, though kudos should be given to The Bonze (Jeremy Bowes) who looked like The Lord of the Rings' brooding elf, Legolas, in an outtake of The Walking Dead.
Gibson is the first swimmer to be supported by Derwentside ASC since Jo Jackson, who went on the win a bonze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 400m freestyle.