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Old 03-06-2004, 07:07 PM   #5
Dojo: Aikidog Aikikai
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 199
I was looking it up recently in my Tuttle Language Library Kanji & Kana handbook because our school is named Seishin.

The book lists more than a dozen different kanji pronounced SHIN. The two I've seen used most in my 2-year foray into the martial arts kanji world are the kanji for the Chinese-derived SHIN meaning "heart, mind; core" (Japanese "kokoro") and the Chinese-derived SHIN meaning "God" (Japanese "kami").

With any luck, your thread'll catch the eye of someone who actually speaks Japanese so s/he can tell us something truer than a dictionary could.
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