[foh-iz-uh m]


Chinese Buddhism.

Origin of Foïsm

Related formsFo·ïst, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for foism



Chinese Buddhism, the version introduced from India from the 4th century ad onwards and essentially belonging to the Mahayana school
Derived FormsFoist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Foism

from Mandarin Chinese fo Buddha
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