Definitions

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  • noun A Thai Buddhist monument similar to a stupa

Etymologies

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From Thai เจดีย์, form Sanskrit चैत्य (caitya).

Examples

  • The most impressive thing here is actually not the temple but a partially ruined Lanna-style chedi, which is a conical-shaped Buddhist monument used to inter sacred Buddhist objects.

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  • The Watts Towers are like an uglier version of a Thai chedi (stupa).

    Matthew Yglesias » Pretty Pictures

  • "Saturday night I dreamed I was in the jungle, somewhere near the foot of Doi Suthep"I knew where I was because I could see the golden chedi at the top of my dream screen.

    The Garden of Rama

  • Just above the uppermost chedi of the old Thai temple a strong light shone in the dark morning sky.

    The Garden of Rama

  • Closer they came to the ancient temple of Wat Chiang Man, the chedi within it buttressed to the four corners of the world by four gilded elephants.

    The Hunger

  • Her heels clattering on the wet paving stones, she crossed the short distance to the temple, then entered the chedi.

    The Hunger

  • Closer they came to the ancient temple of Wat Chiang Man, the chedi within it buttressed to the four corners of the world by four gilded elephants.

    The Hunger

  • Beneath the chedi, in a cellar no human being had ever entered, was the ancient ho trai of the Asian clans, a place founded before Siddh¯artha was Buddha, indeed before Siddh¯artha was born.

    The Hunger

  • Her heels clattering on the wet paving stones, she crossed the short distance to the temple, then entered the chedi.

    The Hunger

  • Beneath the chedi, in a cellar no human being had ever entered, was the ancient ho trai of the Asian clans, a place founded before Siddh¯artha was Buddha, indeed before Siddh¯artha was born.

    The Hunger

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