Joss house

Joss house
Joss Joss (j[o^]s), n. [Chinese, corrupt. fr. Pg. deos God, L. deus.] A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol. ``Critic in jars and josses.'' --Colman (1761). [1913 Webster]

{Joss house}, a Chinese temple or house for the Chinese mode of worship.

{Joss stick}, a reed covered with a paste made of the dust of odoriferous woods, or a cylinder made wholly of the paste; -- burned by the Chinese before an idol. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Joss house — or Miu (Chinese: 廟) is a place for worshiping a variety of indigenous Chinese deities, saints and supernatural beings from Taoist, Buddhism, Confucianism, heroes and folklores. Joss house is usually translated as temple, although it was in common …   Wikipedia

  • joss house — joss′ house n. ear a Chinese temple for idol worship • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • joss house — n. a Chinese temple …   English World dictionary

  • joss house — noun a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship • Hypernyms: ↑temple * * * noun Etymology: joss (I) : a Chinese temple or house of idol worship * * * a Chinese temple for idol worship. [1765 75] * * * joss house …   Useful english dictionary

  • joss house — noun Date: 1771 a Chinese temple or shrine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • joss house — a Chinese temple for idol worship. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • joss house — ‚dÊ’É‘s‚haÊŠs /dÊ’É’ Chinese temple, Chinese shrine for worshipping idols …   English contemporary dictionary

  • joss house — /ˈdʒɒs haʊs/ (say jos hows) noun a Chinese temple …   Australian English dictionary

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