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chaitya

[ chahyt-yuh ]
/ ˈtʃaɪt yə /
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noun

a Buddhist shrine in India; stupa.

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Origin of chaitya

1870–75; <Sanskrit caitya, derivative of citā funeral pyre, akin to cinoti (he) piles up
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