chorten


chorten

chorten [chawr-ten] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. (in Tibet) a monument to a distinguished Buddhist, especially a lama.

Origin of chorten 1890–95; Tibetan chörten (spelling mchod rten) Examples from the Web for chorten Historical Examples of chorten

  • The ostensible object of his journey was to visit the sacred Chorten at Khatmandu and the shrines of Benares.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa

    Edmund Candler

  • Here, too, they were busy making clay images to bury under the Chorten that they were building above the monastery.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • I was told that the centre Chorten had been built over a very bad demon, and that it kept him down.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

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