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Shingon

[ shin-gon, sheen- ]
/ ˈʃɪn gɒn, ˈʃin- /
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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.
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Origin of Shingon

1895–1900; <Japanese <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhēnyán truth(-speaking)
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