Bonze

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bonze A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.☞ The name was given by the Portuguese to the priests of Japan, and has since been applied to the priests of China, Cochin China, and the neighboring countries.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bonze A Buddhist monk, especially of China and Japan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bonze bon′ze a Buddhist priest.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pg. bonzo, fr. Japan. bōzu, a Buddhist priest: cf. F. bonze,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Jap. bonzó or bonzi, a priest.

Usage

In literature:

The bonzes preach only patience, humility, and the renunciation of the world.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
The bonzes preach only patience, humility, and the renunciation of the world.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
They're all the same, whether they're bishops, or bonzes, or Indian fakirs.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
Yet, in spite of all this, when the chief bonze died, the ruler of Siam, after much hesitation, gave the coveted office to Yu Chan.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
Many female bonzes, or bonzesses, were in the vestibule, dressed in violet silk robes, but without embroidery.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
On one side you have the gentle, intelligent monk of Burma, and the kindly superstitious bonze of China.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
For this object Mr. Seward used the influence of the pro-Catholic Bonzes.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Over two thousand years ago, say the bonzes, it hung in the temple of Gihon Shoja in India which Buddha built.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
A bonze with a torn cap and tattered robe stepped up to his cart and asked for one.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Nobunaga had other reasons than these for destroying the power of the bonzes.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
This personage was not a bonze.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The Bonzes and the Lamas regard themselves as all of the same family.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Consequently, there must be such fairies as Maimuna and Danesh, else the bonzes would not have testified to their existence.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
The justice done to the bonzes was of a different kind.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
According to our Bonzes there, getting up early on a winter's day was a high virtue which acquired merit.
"The Secret Glory" by Arthur Machen
The Bonzes, or Buddhist priests, are ignorant and degraded, and are allowed to live in the greatest poverty.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
Bonzes, 197, 198, 283.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
If she pined for male society, was not the temple full of holy bonzes?
"The Curse of Koshiu" by Lewis Wingfield
From the yellow robe, the string of beads around his neck, and his shaven head, Nicholas saw that he was a bonze, or priest of Fo.
"The War Tiger" by Wiliam Dalton
Such recitations were given by itinerant Bonzes, and it is easy to understand the connexion between them and the No.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Flamen or Auspex, Priest or Bonze,
He feeds the upward-climbing fire,
Still teaching, like the deathless bronze,
Man's noblest lesson,--to aspire.
"To Frederick Henry Hedge" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One dome overarches the star-bannered shore;
You may enter the Pope's or the Puritan's door,
Or pass with the Buddhist his gateway of bronze,
For a priest is but Man, be he bishop or bonze.
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Eight Local Gymnasts Qualify for State Games of America in Colorado Springs, CO. Gold, silver and bonze medals were all collected at the 2009 Keystone State Games competition for girls' gymnastics held at Spirit Gymnastics, North Wales, PA.
Vintage Parts Axle Vintage Bonz.
Fatman Fabrications offers what they call Vintage Bonz.
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