Jinja meaning

A Shinto place of worship.
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Origin of jinja

  • From Japanese 神社 (jinja じんじゃ), from Middle Chinese 神社 (ʒin-dʒjǽ) (compare Mandarin shénshè 神社), from Old Chinese 神社 (*Cə.lin-mtʰaʔ "sacrificial altar", "shrine"), from 神 ("deity", "divine") + 社 ("Earth deity [and altar]").

    From Wiktionary