stupa

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The main stupa of Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar

Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit स्तूप (stūpa).

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stupa (plural stupas)

  1. A dome-shaped Buddhist monument, used to house relics of the Lord Buddha.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      He mounded so much honey on the top of the buns that they looked like miniature stupas.
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stupa (plural stupas)

  1. A stupe (medicated cloth or sponge).

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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stȕpa f (Cyrillic spelling сту̏па)

  1. mortar (hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle)

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stupa c

  1. a stupa; a Buddhist monument

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stupa

  1. to fall (head over heels)
  2. to die or fall (in battle), to be killed in action
    Den tredje söndagen i maj är de stupades dag i Finland
    The third Sunday in May is the Day of the Fallen in Finland
  3. to fall asleep, exhausted (like a fallen warrior)
  4. to slope steeply
    branta kalkstensklippor som stupar ner mot de slingrande floderna Dordogne och Vézère.
    steep limestone cliffs that fall down towards the meandering rivers Dordogne and Vézère.

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