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 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 bhagavatī goddess from feminine of bhagavat- blessed from bhagah 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").
- A lofty Chinese pagoda was erected in 1761.
- The so-called pagoda of the Great Buddha is the chief native building.
- In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.
- Electric tramways run to Pazundaung in dne direction and to Alon and Kemmendine in the other, as well as to the foot of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda hill.
- A perfect set of signs was copied in 1764 from a pagoda at Verdapettah near Cape Comorin, and one equally complete existed at the same period on the ceiling of a temple near Mindurah 9 The hieroglyphs representing the signs of the zodiac in astronomical works are found in manuscripts of about the 10th century, but in carvings not until the 15th or 16th.