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Shingon

[shin-gon, sheen-] /ˈʃɪn gɒn, ˈʃin-/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
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
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhēnyán truth(-speaking)
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