Butsudan definition

A Buddhist shrine, comprising a wooden cabinet with doors that enclose and protect a religious icon.
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Noun

Singular:
butsudan
Plural:
butsudans

Origin of butsudan

  • Japanese 仏壇 (ぶつだん butsudan), from Middle Chinese 佛 (bjot "Buddha") + 壇 (dan "altar", "platform").

    From Wiktionary