Panchen Lama

Panchen Lama

[pahn-chen]
noun
Also called Panchen Rimpoche [rim-poh-chey] .


Origin:
1785–95; panchen < Chinese bānchán, transliteration of Sanskrit paṇḍita; see pundit

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Panchen Lama (ˈpɑːntʃən)
 
n
Also called: Tashi Lama one of the two Grand Lamas of Tibet, ranking below the Dalai Lama
 
[from Tibetan panchen, literally: great jewel, from the title of the lama (in full: great jewel among scholars)]

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