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Saint (聖人 seijin, literally "pure person", "holy person" or "sage") in most definitions is a figure canonized as holy in religion, often recognized for their devotion and contributions to their faith.

Saint is used to both refer to Christian saints and to translate words with similar use from other languages and religions. In relation to Touhou, Buddhists have those they similarly revere, as does Taoism, in which the Chinese shengren (聖人) is used. The shengren, also used for sage, are discussed in relation to Xian in the Zhuangzi, but as there are many types of Xian, it may be distinct from its hermit usage.

Prince Shotoku (the basis for Toyosatomimi no Miko) came to be considered a saint after his death.

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