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chorten

[ chawr-ten ]
/ ˈtʃɔr tɛn /
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noun

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

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Origin of chorten

1890–95; <Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten)
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Example sentences from the Web for chorten

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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