Dagoba

Definitions

  • RUANVELI DAGOBA AT THE "BURIED CITY."
    RUANVELI DAGOBA AT THE "BURIED CITY."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dagoba dȧ*gō"bȧ A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dagoba In Buddhist countries, a monumental structure containing relics of Buddha or of some Buddhist saint. It is constructed of brick or stone, in a dome-like form, sometimes of great height, and is erected on a natural or artificial mound. The dagoba is included under the generic term tope, and is sometimes confounded with the stupa. See stupa and tope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dagoba dag′o-ba in Ceylon, a dome-like structure of solid masonry, containing relics of a Buddhist saint.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Singhalese dāgoba,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Singh. dāgaba.

Usage

In literature:

Two hundred and sixty feet from the base the Dagoba rears its lofty summit.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Dagobas were raised in various places, and cultivation was urged forward by the formation of tanks and canals.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
The Dagoba resembles the temple of Bhood, but is only about half its size; the spire is covered with plates of copper, gilt.
"A Journey to Katmandu (the Capital of Napaul), with The Camp of Jung Bahadoor; including A Sketch of the Nepaulese Ambassador at Home" by Laurence Oliphant
The immense pile known as the Ruwanweli Dagoba, though often injured by invaders in search of treasure, still exists.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The best dagobas were crumbling, immense tanks broken, and general devastation succeeded where splendor had long reigned.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The grounds in the neighborhood of these towering dagobas are strewn with ruins.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
Behind the dagoba, not far off, is an immense lake, or tank, much larger than that we saw this morning.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Yes, a partly ruined stupa, or dagoba, is still standing on that very spot.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
Near the site of the Brazen Palace of Anuradhapura are several dagobas, partially hidden by rank tropical verdure.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
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