- pagoda:  The immediate source of pagoda was Portuguese pagoda, but this is generally assumed to have been an adaptation of Persian butkada, a compound put together from but ‘idol’ and kada ‘dwelling, temple’. Its form was no doubt influenced by bhagodī, a word for ‘holy’ in the vernacular languages of India.
- pagoda (n.)
- 1580s, pagode (modern form from 1630s), from Portuguese pagode (early 16c.), perhaps from a corruption of Persian butkada, from but "idol" + kada "dwelling." Or perhaps from or influenced by Tamil pagavadi "house belonging to a deity," from Sanskrit bhagavati "goddess," fem. of bhagavat "blessed, adorable," from *bhagah "good fortune," from PIE root *bhag- "to share out, apportion" (cognates: Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous).
- 1. The word "Pagoda" was introduced to Europe by the 17th century Portuguese.
- 2. The ancient pagoda is still there, but not in its integrity.
- 那座古塔还在, 但是不完整了.
- 3. An ancient pagoda frowns on the mountainside.
- 4. Regardless of danger, he climbed the pagoda.
- 5. The ancient pagoda is undergoing repairs.
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