dharmsala

noun

dharm·​sa·​la
(ˌ)dərmˈsä(ˌ)lä
variants or dharmshala
-ˈshä-
plural -s
India
: a building devoted to a religious or charitable purpose
especially : a shelter for travelers

Word History

Etymology

Hindi dharmsālā, from Sanskrit dharmaśālā, from dharma + śālā hall, house

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“Dharmsala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dharmsala. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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