Torii meaning

tôrē-ē
The gateway of a Shinto shrine, consisting of a pair of posts supporting two horizontal crosspieces, the higher of which is longer and has upturned ends.
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A gateway at the entrance to a Japanese Shinto shrine, consisting of two uprights supporting a curved beam, with a straight crosspiece below.
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A traditional Japanese gate at Shinto shrines.
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Origin of torii

  • Japanese tori bird i- (from iru to dwell)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 鳥居 / とりい / torii.

    From Wiktionary