1. noun a pagoda; a stupa
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Especially a Buddhist structure (CC-CEDICT '塔' 2; CCD '塔' 2; Guoyu '塔' n 1; XHZD '塔' 2).
  2. noun a tower
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 水塔 'water tower' or 灯塔 'light house' (CC-CEDICT '塔'; CCD '塔' 2; Guoyu '塔' n 2; XHZD '塔' 2)
  3. noun a tart
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 蛋塔 egg tart (Guoyu '塔' n 3)
  4. noun a pagoda; a stupa
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: stūpa, or: caitya, Pali: thūpa, Japanese: tō, Tibetan: mchod rten; the most appropriate English term can be used depending on the shape of the tower or stupa. Pagodas are taller and thinner and are common in China. Stupas shorter and bowl shaped and are more common in South Asia and Southeast Asia (BCSD '塔', p. 301; BL 'stūpa', pp. 859-860; Ding '塔'; FGDB '塔'; SH '寶塔', p. 477).

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  • Scroll 1 Ji Shenzhou San Bao Gan Tong Lu 集神州三寶感通錄 — count: 212 , has English translation
  • Scroll 38 Fa Yuan Zhu Lin 法苑珠林 — count: 192
  • Scroll 1 Shijia Fangzhi 釋迦方志 — count: 168
  • Scroll 29 Fa Yuan Zhu Lin 法苑珠林 — count: 151
  • Scroll 2 Shijia Fangzhi 釋迦方志 — count: 114
  • Scroll 6 Jing Lu Yi Xiang 經律異相 — count: 110
  • Scroll 40 Fa Yuan Zhu Lin 法苑珠林 — count: 109
  • Scroll 26 Supplement to the Biographies of Eminent Monks 續高僧傳 — count: 106
  • Scroll 3 Zhu Jing Yao Ji 諸經要集 — count: 98
  • Scroll 17 Guang Hong Ming Ji 廣弘明集 — count: 93 , has English translation

Collocations

  • 塔寺 (塔寺) 遊行禮敬諸塔寺已 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 36
  • 起塔 (起塔) 起塔立精舍 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 36
  • 塔供养 (塔供養) 起塔供養 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 16
  • 如来塔 (如來塔) 於如來塔合掌恭敬 — Fenbie Shan E Bao Ying Jing (Śukasūtra)分別善惡報應經, Scroll 2 — count: 10
  • 四千塔 (四千塔) 於閻浮提立八萬四千塔 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 23 — count: 6
  • 诣塔 (詣塔) 自詣塔寺見諸沙門 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 33 — count: 5
  • 塔中 (塔中) 如是取七佛塔中舍利 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 23 — count: 5
  • 揵塔 (揵塔) 揵塔惒 — Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經, Scroll 6 — count: 4
  • 诸佛塔 (諸佛塔) 普立諸佛塔 — Saṃyuktāgama 雜阿含經, Scroll 23 — count: 4
  • 佛舍利塔 (佛舍利塔) 以花供養佛舍利塔獲如斯果 — Fenbie Shan E Bao Ying Jing (Śukasūtra)分別善惡報應經, Scroll 2 — count: 4