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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
とう
Grade: S

Grade: S
Irregular

Transliteration of Sanskrit स्तूप (stūpa, heap, mound, relic-shrine, summit).[1][2]

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Particularly: “Via Middle Chinese?”

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NounEdit

卒塔婆 (hiragana そとうば, rōmaji sotōba, historical hiragana そたふば)

  1. (Buddhism) stupa (structure housing Buddhist relics), dagoba
  2. (Buddhism) wooden grave tablet

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: S

Grade: S
Irregular

Likely a sound shift from sotōba above. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

卒塔婆 (hiragana そとば, rōmaji sotoba)

  1. (Buddhism) stupa (structure housing Buddhist relics), dagoba
  2. (Buddhism) wooden grave tablet
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN