in India and the Far East, a temple in the form of a pyramidal tower of several stories
Origin of pagodaPortuguese pagode, probably ; from Persian butkadah, house of idols ; from but, idol + kadah, house, dwelling, probably influenced, influence by Prakrit bhagod?, divine, holy ; from Sanskrit bhagavat?, divine, deity
- a. A religious building of East Asia and Southeast Asia, especially a multistory Buddhist tower with widely overhanging eaves separating each level, erected as a memorial or shrine.b. A stupa.
- A structure, such as a garden pavilion, built in imitation of a multistory Buddhist tower.
Origin of pagodaPortuguese pagode, perhaps from Tamil pagavadi, from Sanskrit bhagavat&imacron;, goddess, from feminine of bhagavat-, blessed, from bhaga&hlowdot;, good fortune; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.
Gojunoto Pagoda on Itsukushima Island
From Persian Ø¨Øª"ŒÚ©Ø¯Ù‡ (bot-kade, “idol temple"), from Ø¨Øª (bot, “idol") + Ú©Ø¯Ù‡ (kade, “temple").