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prayer wheel

[prair] /prɛər/
noun
1.
a wheel or cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, used chiefly by Buddhists of Tibet.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • Seeing a pilgrim with the right hand holding a prayer wheel and left hand leading a sheep could only happen in my city.
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prayer wheel

/prɛə/
noun
1.
(Buddhism) (esp in Tibet) a wheel or cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, each revolution of which is counted as an uttered prayer, so that such prayers can be repeated by turning it
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In Buddhism, a cylinder with prayers written on it. The prayer wheel is turned by some worshipers during prayer, or the turning may be used as a substitute for spoken prayers.

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