- a dome-shaped memorial alleged to contain relics of Buddha or a Buddhist saint; stupa; chaitya.
Origin of dagoba
1800–10; < Sinhalese dāgoba < Pali dhātugabbha < Sanskrit dhātugarbha, equivalent to dhātu relics + garbha womb, inside
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The different forms given to the Dagoba, and to their temples and palaces, would illustrate this remark.
On the sloping sides of the hill at this place, is built a small Pra-cha-di or Dagoba.
The Dagoba resembles the temple of Bhood, but is only about half its size; the spire is covered with plates of copper, gilt.A Journey to Katmandu
For an account of the present condition of this Dagoba at Bintenne, see Vol.
At the latter she obtained admission to the temple of Dagoba, which contains a precious relic of Buddha, namely, one of his teeth.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century
W. H. Davenport Adams
- a dome-shaped shrine containing relics of the Buddha or a Buddhist saint
C19: from Sinhalese dāgoba, from Sanskrit dhātugarbha containing relics
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