[ chahyt-yuh ]
/ ˈtʃaɪt yə /
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
Words nearby chaitya
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Example sentences from the Web for chaitya
This disagreement is very embarrassing when people try to conjecture the antiquity of this or that vihara or chaitya.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky