lamasery

[lah-muh-ser-ee]
noun, plural lamaseries.
a monastery of lamas.

Origin:
1865–70; < French lamaserie.

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lamasery
Collins
World English Dictionary
lamasery (ˈlɑːməsərɪ)
 
n , pl -series
a monastery of lamas
 
[C19: from French lamaserie, from lama + French -serie, from Persian serāī palace]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Yak dung fuels the lamasery fires, and yak butter the lamps.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature