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stu·pa

 (sto͞o′pə)
n.
A dome-shaped monument used as a Buddhist or Jainist reliquary or commemorative shrine. Also called tope3.

[Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.]

stupa

(ˈstuːpə)
n
(Buddhism) a domed edifice housing Buddhist or Jain relics. Also called: tope
[C19: from Sanskrit: dome]

stu•pa

(ˈstu pə)

n., pl. -pas.
a dome-shaped mound or monument used as a Buddhist shrine.
[1875–80; < Skt stūpa]

stupa

A three-dimensional mandala used on a shrine. It represents the Buddha’s mind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stupa - a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
shrine - a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
Translations
stupastûpa
sztúpa
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