/ (ˈəʊm ˌʃɪnrɪˈkjəʊ) /
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a syncretistic Japanese cult combining elements of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity, founded by Shoko Asahara in 1986; responsible for a number of murders and in particular a nerve-gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995Also called: Supreme Truth Cult
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Word Origin for Aum Shinrikyo
C20: from Sanskrit aum om + Japanese shinri kyo supreme truth
Words nearby Aum Shinrikyo
aulos, Aum, aumbry, AUMF, aumildar, Aum Shinrikyo, au naturel, aune, Aung San Suu Kyi, Aunis, aunt
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