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Bon1

[bon; French bawn] /bɒn; French bɔ̃/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape on the NE coast of Tunisia: surrender of the German African forces, May 12, 1943.
Also called Ras Addar.

Bon2

[bawn] /bɔn/
noun
1.
an annual festival of the Japanese Buddhists, welcoming ancestral spirits to household altars.
Also called Feast of Lanterns.
Origin
< Japanese, orig. Urabon < Chinese version of Sanskrit ullambana literally, hanging upside down (a metaphor for the suffering brought on by physical desires)

Bön

[bohn] /boʊn/
noun
1.
a shamanistic Tibetan sect, absorbed by the first Buddhist sects of the 7th century and later.
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British Dictionary definitions for Bon

Bon1

/bɔːn/
noun
1.
Also called Feast of Lanterns, Festival of Lanterns. an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
2.
  1. the pre-Buddhist priests of Tibet or one such priest
  2. their religion
Word Origin
from Japanese bon, originally Urabon, from Sanskrit ullambana hanging upside down

Bon2

/bɒn/
noun
1.
Cape Bon, a peninsula of NE Tunisia
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Word Origin and History for Bon

bon

French, literally "good" (adj.), from Latin bonus "good" (see bene-). It has crossed the Channel in phrases such as bon apétit (1860), literally "good appetite;" bon-ton (1744) "good style;" bon mot.

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Bon in Technology

language
(From "Bonnie", Ken Thompson's wife) A language designed by Ken Thompson and later revised by him to produce B.
[When? Features?]
(1997-02-04)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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