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stupa

[stoo-puh] /ˈstu pə/
noun
1.
a monumental pile of earth or other material, in memory of Buddha or a Buddhist saint, and commemorating some event or marking a sacred spot.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Sanskrit stūpa
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  • He halted before the ruins of a seventh-century stupa, or relic chamber, a heap of clay and conglomerate rock.
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stupa

/ˈstuːpə/
noun
1.
a domed edifice housing Buddhist or Jain relics Also called tope
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit: dome
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