chorten

[ chawr-ten ]
/ ˈtʃɔr tɛn /
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noun

(in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.

Nearby words

  1. choroidoretinitis,
  2. chorology,
  3. choropleth,
  4. chorrie,
  5. chorrillos,
  6. chortle,
  7. chorus,
  8. chorus boy,
  9. chorus frog,
  10. chorus girl

Origin of chorten

1890–95; < Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten)

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Examples from the Web for chorten

  • I was told that the centre Chorten had been built over a very bad demon, and that it kept him down.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • Here, too, they were busy making clay images to bury under the Chorten that they were building above the monastery.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • The ostensible object of his journey was to visit the sacred Chorten at Khatmandu and the shrines of Benares.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler