Origin of pagoda
Examples from the Web for pagoda
Historical Examples of pagoda
Not till he had promised all this did the Buddha let him out of the pagoda again.
The Pagoda might be an erroneous variant of the thunderbolt Vadjra.
With them he returned the following morning and they climbed up into the pagoda.
Looking down from her pagoda she saw a wanderer passing below.
She called out, but the pagoda was so high that her voice did not carry down to him.
Word Origin for pagoda
1580s, pagode (modern form from 1630s), from Portuguese pagode (early 16c.), perhaps from a corruption of Persian butkada, from but "idol" + kada "dwelling." Or perhaps from or influenced by Tamil pagavadi "house belonging to a deity," from Sanskrit bhagavati "goddess," fem. of bhagavat "blessed, adorable," from *bhagah "good fortune," from PIE root *bhag- "to share out, apportion" (cf. Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous).
A tower with several different stories, each of which has its own roof. Pagodas are common in eastern Asia and originally served religious purposes as memorials or shrines.