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Bön

[bohn]
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noun
  1. a shamanistic Tibetan sect, absorbed by the first Buddhist sects of the 7th century and later.
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British Dictionary definitions for bön

Bon1

noun
  1. Also called: Feast of Lanterns, Festival of Lanterns an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
    1. the pre-Buddhist priests of Tibet or one such priest
    2. their religion
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Word Origin

from Japanese bon, originally Urabon, from Sanskrit ullambana hanging upside down

Bon2

noun
  1. Cape Bon a peninsula of NE Tunisia
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Word Origin and History for bön

bon

French, literally "good" (adj.), from Latin bonus "good" (see bene-). It has crossed the Channel in phrases such as bon apétit (1860), literally "good appetite;" bon-ton (1744) "good style;" bon mot.

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