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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).]
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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]
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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]
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bonze

A Buddhist monk, especially in Japan or China.
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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.
5 (BNA): HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today received congratulations from Chairman of Bahrain Volleyball Association, Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, on Bahrain's remarkable achievements in the 18th Asian Games, recently concluded in Jakarta, winning 26 different medals, including 12 golds, 6 slivers and 7 bonzes. Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa paid tribute to the royal support for the youth and sport sector, which contributed to bringing the brilliant successes.
Abdullah Abubakr won one bronze in the 800m race and two bonzes were won by Qatari riders in addition to one medal by Hamad Al Marri in shooting (Double Trap).
There used to be three main quality grades: for the bonzes and superior Buddhist clergy the tea bricks were made of fine tea leaves only, for the other monks the teas included some twig material, the village people with little cash gladly bought the lowest grade, which was made of coarser leaves and contained a higher share of twigs.
(8) The creation of Ecole normales des bonzes in 1909 in Vientiane (and subsequently in Luang Prabang, Pakse, and Savannakhet) was also undertaken in order to strengthen the underdeveloped colonial school system (Kourilsky 2006, p.
Some are dormeurs resting beneath a coverlet of clay; others are hidden within urns bearing Hebrew letters drawn from the Kaddish; others are boat travellers bound for the Beyond; still others are kamakuras, meditating bonzes lost in contemplation of the soul's gardens.
Guirard's 1907 book Lambert writes: "the spiritual place of the [Cathar] perfect lay not with the leaders and teachers of the Christian Church but rather with Eastern religious teachers, the bonzes and fakirs of Japan and India or the adepts of the Orphic mysteries."
Holdings on Yang's life include Yang's autobiography, "Chinese Bonzes and Catholic Priests," January 4, 1943; an interview, "Sketch of the Life of the Rev.