prayer flag

[prair]
noun
a flag stamped with printed prayers, used by Himalayan Buddhists, who believe that its fluttering sends out the prayers inscribed on it.

Origin:
1880–85

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Main Entry:  prayer flag
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Buddhism, a flag on which prayers are inscribed
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Every year each family would leave a new prayer flag.
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