dagoba

[dah-guh-buh]

Origin of dagoba

1800–10; < Sinhalese dāgoba < Pali dhātugabbha < Sanskrit dhātugarbha, equivalent to dhātu relics + garbha womb, inside
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dagoba

noun
  1. a dome-shaped shrine containing relics of the Buddha or a Buddhist saint

Word Origin for dagoba

C19: from Sinhalese dāgoba, from Sanskrit dhātugarbha containing relics
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