Lama

Definition of Lama

La´ma   Pronunciation: lä´ma
n.1.(Zool.) See Llama.
1.In Tibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism.
The Grand Lama
the supreme pontiff in the lamaistic hierarchy. Until the Chinese occupied Tibet he resided in Lhasa, but now (1998) is in exile. See Lamaism.

Related Words

Dalai Lama, Grand Lama, non-Christian priest, Panchen Lama, priest
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