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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Bonze

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BONZE (from Japanese bonze, probably a mispronunciation of Chinese fan sung, " religious person"), the European name for the members of the Buddhist religious orders of Japan and China. The word is loosely used of all the Buddhist priests in those and the neighbouring countries.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Bonze'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/b/bonze.html. 1910.

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