carlos s lamas


Carlos Saavedra [kahr-laws sah-ah-ve-drah] , Saavedra Lamas, Carlos. Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

"Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1654, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-.
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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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