noun to·ran \ˈtōrən\
variants: or



Definition of toran



  1. 1 :  a gateway commonly of wood but sometimes of stone consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels that is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple in India

  2. 2 :  a temporary arch or festoon erected in honor of a visiting dignitary in India — compare pai-lou, torii

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Origin and Etymology of toran

Sanskrit toraṇa

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a brief usually trivial fact

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