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lamasery

[lah-muh-ser-ee] /ˈlɑ məˌsɛr i/
noun, plural lamaseries.
1.
a monastery of lamas.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French lamaserie.
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  • Yak dung fuels the lamasery fires, and yak butter the lamps.
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lamasery

/ˈlɑːməsərɪ/
noun (pl) -series
1.
a monastery of lamas
Word Origin
C19: from French lamaserie, from lama + French -serie, from Persian serāī palace
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