[ shin-toh ]
/ ˈʃɪn toʊ /
Also Shin·to·ism. the native religion of Japan, primarily a system of nature and ancestor worship.
Also Shin·to·is·tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of Shinto.
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Origin of Shinto
<Japanese shintō, earlier shintau<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese shéndào way of the gods
OTHER WORDS FROM ShintoShin·to·ist, noun, adjective
Words nearby Shinto
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How to use Shinto in a sentence
This was very commonly done by a priest of the Buddhist or Shinto temple of the place.
Also, in the larger towns there are Shinto temples dedicated to certain patron-gods of other localities.
But it is in the State or National observances of the great temples that the Shinto worship is seen in its most elaborated form.
One noteworthy fact is the absence of images from the pure Shinto temples; that is, images exposed as objects of worship.
British Dictionary definitions for Shinto
the indigenous religion of Japan, polytheistic in character and incorporating the worship of a number of ethnic divinities, from the chief of which the emperor is believed to be descended
Derived forms of ShintoShintoism, nounShintoist, noun, adjective
Word Origin for Shinto
C18: from Japanese: the way of the gods, from Chinese shên gods + tao way
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