zendo

zendo

[zen-doh]
noun, plural zendos.
the meditation room of a Zen monastery.

Origin:
1955–60; < Japanese zendō, equivalent to zen zen + -dō (earlier dau, daũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese táng hall, meeting hall; cf. tong2)

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