from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dome-shaped monument, used to house Buddhist relics or to commemorate significant facts of Buddhism or Jainism. Also called tope3.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dome-shaped Buddhist monument, used to house relics of the Lord Buddha.
- n. A stupe (medicated cloth or sponge).
Sanskrit stūpaḥ, tuft of hair, crown of the head, summit, stupa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit स्तूप (stūpa). (Wiktionary)