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la·ma

 (lä′mə)
n.
In Tibetan Buddhism, one who is a religious teacher or is in a position of authority in a monastic community.

[Tibetan bla-ma, perhaps from bla, high, soul.]

lama

(ˈlɑːmə)
n
(Buddhism) a priest or monk of Lamaism
[C17: from Tibetan blama]

la•ma

(ˈlɑ mə)

n., pl. -mas.
a Lamaist monk.
[1645–55; < Tibetan lama (sp. bla ma) a monk of high rank, literally, superior one]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaismlama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
Dalai Lama, Grand Lama - chief lama and once ruler of Tibet
Panchen Lama - the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
2.Lama - llamas
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Camelidae, family Camelidae - camels and llamas and vicunas
domestic llama, Lama peruana - used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco
guanaco, Lama guanicoe - wild llama
Lama pacos, alpaca - domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco

lama

noun Buddhist priest, Buddhist monk It takes twenty to twenty-five years to qualify as a lama.
Translations
lamao
lama
láma
lama
lama

lama

[ˈlɑːmə] Nlama m

lama

[ˈlɑːmə] nlama m

lama

n (Rel) → Lama m

lama

[ˈlɑːmə] n (Rel) → lama m inv
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Tachienlu) out of the hands of Bla-ma Rab jams-pa and incorporated it under his own rule.
In August of the same year Eric Teichman of the British Consular Service, Liu Tsan-ting, a Chinese general, and Bka' blon bla-ma Byams-pa bstan-dar, a Tibetan general, signed a tripartite agreement at Chamdo.
that tantric Buddhism would bring antinomian behavior to Tibet were well founded (Samten Karmay, "The Ordinance of lHa Bla-ma Ye-Shes-'od," in The Arrow and the Spindle: Studies in the History, Myths, Rituals and Beliefs in Tibet [Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point, 1998], 3-16).
According to the autobiography of dGe-'dun rgya-mtsho, also known as Second Dalai Bla-ma, a monastery with the name Chos-'khor rgyal was established at Me-thog thang in the year 1509 after political tensions with the Karma bKa'-brgyud-pa school in the lHa-sa area made him accept an invitation of the local ruler of 'Ol-kha.