vimana

noun vi·ma·na \ və̇ˈmänə \

Definition of vimana

plural -s
:a pyramidal tower built over the central shrine of a temple in India — compare gopura, shikara

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Origin and Etymology of vimana

Sanskrit vimāna, literally, measuring out, traversing, from vimāti he measures, from vi apart + māti he measures


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