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lama

[lah-muh] /ˈlɑ mə/
noun
1.
a priest or monk in Lamaism.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Tibetan lama (spelling bla ma) literally, superior one (in Tibetan applied only to monks of high rank)
Can be confused
lama, llama.
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Examples for lama
  • There was much chanting of prayers, and finally the head lama circled the building twice with us all trailing along behind him.
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lama

/ˈlɑːmə/
noun
1.
a priest or monk of Lamaism
Word Origin
C17: from Tibetan blama
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Word Origin and History for lama
lama
"Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1654, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-.
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lama in Culture
lama [(lah-muh)]

In the Buddhism of Tibet, a monk or priest. The chief of the lamas is the Dalai Lama.

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lama in the Bible

(Matt. 27:46), a Hebrew word meaning why, quoted from Ps. 22:1.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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