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chaitya

[chahyt-yuh] /ˈtʃaɪt yə/
noun
1.
a Buddhist shrine in India; stupa.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Sanskrit caitya, derivative of citā funeral pyre, akin to cinoti (he) piles up
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