[ shin-gon, sheen- ]
/ ˈʃɪn gɒn, ˈʃin- /

noun Buddhism.

a Japanese form of syncretistic Buddhism founded in the 9th century by Kūkai (a.d. 774–835) and stressing the oral transmission of mystic formulas from master to disciple.

Origin of Shingon

1895–1900; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhēnyán truth(-speaking) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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