nembutsu

noun, often capitalized
nem·​bu·​tsu | \ nemˈbu̇t(ˌ)sü \
plural -s

Definition of nembutsu

: repetition of an Amidist devotional formula as a means of salvation

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History and Etymology for nembutsu

Japanese, from nen thought, feeling + Butsu Buddha

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“Nembutsu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nembutsu. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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