prayer wheel

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prayer wheel

prayer wheel

 (prâr)
n.
A cylinder containing or inscribed with prayers or litanies that is revolved on its axis in devotions, especially by Tibetan Buddhists.

prayer wheel

(prɛə)
n
(Buddhism) 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

prayer′ wheel`

(prɛər)
n.
a revolving cylinder that contains a mantra on a slip of paper, used chiefly by Tibetan Buddhists.
[1805–15]

prayer wheel

Especially in Tibet, a wheel with Buddhist prayers written on it. Each time someone makes it turn a complete revolution is equivalent to saying a prayer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prayer wheel - a cylinder with prayers written on itprayer wheel - a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
Translations

prayer wheel

nmulino da preghiere (nella religione buddista)