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toran

[tawr-uh n, tohr-] /ˈtɔr ən, ˈtoʊr-/
noun
1.
(in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.
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[tawr-uh-nuh, tohr-] /ˈtɔr ə nə, ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of toran
1885-1890
1885-90; < Hindi < Sanskrit torana
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