joss


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joss

 (jŏs)
n.
A Chinese image in a shrine.

[Pidgin English, from Javanese deyos, from Portuguese deos, god, from Latin deus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

joss

(dʒɒs)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a Chinese deity worshipped in the form of an idol
[C18: from pidgin English, from Portuguese deos god, from Latin deus]

joss

(dʒɒs)

n.
a Chinese house idol or cult image.
[1705–15; < Chinese Pidgin E < Portuguese deos < Latin deus god]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joss - a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
graven image, idol, god - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
References in classic literature ?
But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
They were all guilty, from young Ardmore, a pink cherub of nineteen outward bound for some clerkship in the Consular Service, to old Captain Bentley, grizzled and sea-worn, and as emotional, to look at, as a Chinese joss.
As he sat upright and stiff in his chair, he suddenly rapped his knees, like the carved image of some queer Joss or other coming out of its reverie, and said: 'We must finish this bottle, Mr.
With his grave face he resembled a booted and misshapen pagan burning incense before the oracle of a Joss.
Fook Shing had once chased him out of his shop for spitting at the joss above the boots.
Within Philadelphia, JOSS Realty has also invested in 1701 South St.
Singing the beautiful national song Sari Gelin with the amazing vocalist Ilham Nazarov from Azerbaijan was a lovely and moving experience," Joss Stoneposted on her Facebook page.
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Throughout her career, Joss has sold 14 million albums worldwide and established herself as one of the UK's best-selling artists over the last decade.
Love to all the cast, the writers, the crew, and the show's captain Joss,' she tweeted.
The company is based at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and Joss teaches around the country, as well as choreographing for many world-renowned dance companies including London's Rambert.
Salina's mum, Jessica, added: "Wow, I am totally blown away that Joss had been found.