Definition of 宗

  • religion
  • sect
  • denomination
  • main point
  • origin
  • essence


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • シュウ
  • ソウ
  • むね

Popular Words With This Kanji

宗教, しゅうきょう


旨, 宗, むね

center (centre), pillar, principle, purport, gist, drift, meaning

宗門, しゅうもん

doctrine, creed, sect

宗派, しゅうは

sect, denomination

曹洞宗, そうとうしゅう

Soto school (of Zen Buddhism)

浄土真宗, じょうどしんしゅう

Jodo Shinshu (offshoot of the Jodo sect)

宗主国, そうしゅこく

suzerain state, state that controls another in international affairs, but allows it domestic sovereignty

真宗, しんしゅう

Shin Buddhism

天台宗, てんだいしゅう

Tendai sect (of Buddhism)

真言宗, しんごんしゅう

Shingon (Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism, originating in the eighth century)

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