zendo

[zen-doh]

noun, plural zen·dos.

the meditation room of a Zen monastery.

Nearby words

  1. zen,
  2. zen buddhism,
  3. zenana,
  4. zend,
  5. zend-avesta,
  6. zener diode,
  7. zeng guofan,
  8. zenger,
  9. zenger, john peter,
  10. zenia

Origin of zendo

1955–60; < Japanese zendō, equivalent to zen zen + -dō (earlier dau, daũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese táng hall, meeting hall; cf. tong2)

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