chorten

noun
chor·​ten | \ ˈchȯr-ˌten How to pronounce chorten (audio) \

Definition of chorten

: a Lamaist shrine or monument

Examples of chorten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike most chortens, the Memorial Chorten does not contain any human remains, only a photo of the Druk Gyalpo. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016 The chorten was built in 1974 by the mother of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third King or Druk Gyalpo. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016 The chorten was built in 1974 by the mother of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third King or Druk Gyalpo. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of chorten

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chorten

Tibetan mchod rten, literally, offering holder

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The first known use of chorten was in 1891

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“Chorten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chorten. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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