Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs
"Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1650s, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-. Related: Lamasery.
In the Buddhism of Tibet, a monk or priest. The chief of the lamas is the Dalai Lama.
(Matt. 27:46), a Hebrew word meaning why, quoted from Ps. 22:1.