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chorten

[chawr-ten] /ˈtʃɔr tɛn/
noun
1.
(in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.
Origin of chorten
1890-1895
1890-95; < Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten)
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  • Here, too, they were busy making clay images to bury under the chorten that they were building above the monastery.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • I was told that the centre chorten had been built over a very bad demon, and that it kept him down.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • The ostensible object of his journey was to visit the sacred chorten at Khatmandu and the shrines of Benares.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler

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