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(57) Ikuta (Chsen ysh-ki, p. 154) obviously assumes a typographical error (n = u) here and identifiespontchaa (poutchaa?) with poetsia  (87), but then God and idol would be the same.... Ponjon (satyadevata), 'the most honoured of all Buddhas', 'the chief object of worship in a group'*, seems more probable here. Phonetically pons/ponsa (The original Master or Teacher, i.e. Sakyamuni) seems closer to pontchaa, but this term was (and is) hardly used in Korea. 


*Cf. supra, n. 62.


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