Asokan column

noun

Aso·​kan column
əˈs(h)ōkən-
: a stone column found in India and usually of considerable height on which Buddhist inscriptions were cut compare lat entry 2

Word History

Etymology

Asoka the Great †232 b.c. king of Magadha, ancient kingdom of India, at whose behest they were erected + English -an

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“Asokan column.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asokan%20column. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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