toran

[ tawr-uh n, tohr- ]
/ ˈtɔr ən, ˈtoʊr- /

noun

(in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.

RELATED WORDS

Also to·ra·na [tawr-uh-nuh, tohr-] /ˈtɔr ə nə, ˈtoʊr-/.

Origin of toran

1885–90; < Hindi < Sanskrit torana
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