noun chait·ya \ˈchītyə, -īchə\

Definition of chaitya




  1. :  a sacred place :  shrine, monument — compare dagoba, stupa, tope

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Origin and Etymology of chaitya

Sanskrit caitya, from citā funeral pile, from cinoti he piles up; akin to Greek poiein to make, do — more at poet

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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