Foïsm

[ foh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈfoʊ ɪz əm /

noun

Chinese Buddhism.

Origin of Foïsm


Related formsFo·ïst, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for foism

Foism

/ (ˈfəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

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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