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zendo

[ zen-doh ]
/ ˈzɛn doʊ /
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noun, plural zen·dos.

the meditation room of a Zen monastery.

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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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