EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAGODA
Not till he had promised all this did the Buddha let him out of the pagoda again.
The Pagoda might be an erroneous variant of the thunderbolt Vadjra.
With them he returned the following morning and they climbed up into the pagoda.
Looking down from her pagoda she saw a wanderer passing below.
She called out, but the pagoda was so high that her voice did not carry down to him.
When the tale had been told him he took a heavy ax and went to the pagoda.
Then our party divided, some going to see the pagoda, and others to see the rice-mills.
The view of the pagoda from the avenue is indeed126 wonderful.
He holds a pagoda in one hand and a dragon sword in the other.
He supported many monks, he gave largely to the gilding of the pagoda.
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" (cf. Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous).