pai–lou

noun \ˈpīˈlō\
variants: less commonly

pai–loo

\ˈpīˈlō\

Definition of pai–lou

plural

pai–lou

or

pai–lous

  1. :  a usually elaborate Chinese commemorative archway erected in honor of someone highly esteemed (as for virtue) and consisting typically of four heavy square pillars topped with horizontal crossbeams and often buttressed with conventionalized lions and having an incised memorial tablet placed against or near the center crossbeam — compare toran torii

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Origin and Etymology of pai–lou

Chinese p'ai2-lou2, from p'ai2 tablet + lou2 tower


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