Definitions

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  • n. A stupa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Buddhist countries, a monumental structure containing relics of Buddha or of some Buddhist saint.

Etymologies

Sinhalese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dagobah is a rewording of the Buddhist term dagoba, a kind of tomb housing relics of respected Buddhist teachers.

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  • It dates from the eighth or ninth century after Christ, and in reality is not a temple, but a so-called dagoba, dedicated to the keeping of some Buddhist sacred relic which was deposited in the dome, its principal part.

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  • What the church is to Christianity, and the temple is to Hinduism, the pagoda (sometimes called "dagoba") is to Buddhism.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • Other breaks in the forest revealed the occasional bell-shaped Buddhist dagoba, or stupa, with its soaring-to-heaven whiteness against the otherwise fungal-green tableau.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • Kasyapa Buddha (M. B., p. 97) with the following sentence: — “After his body was burnt, the bones still remained in their usual position, presenting the appearance of a perfect skeleton; and the whole of the inhabitants of Jambudvipa, assembling together, erected a dagoba over his relics one yojana in height!”

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • By command of the King, a special tomb was built for Hanuman, in the shape of the traditional bell-shaped shrine or dagoba.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • The topmost terrace is crowned by a large cupola, or dagoba.

    Travels in the Far East

  • CEYLON: The Ambustala dagoba now marks the spot of the meeting.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The cupola, or dagoba, was at one time entirely closed, but when opened some years ago it was found to contain a large unfinished figure of Buddha.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Of the cone which formerly surrounded this dagoba nothing is left except part of the pedestal, a stone block afterwards fashioned into a seat five feet high by ten feet broad.

    Travels in the Far East

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