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Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist monk
Not to be confused with:
llama – an animal with soft woolly fleece
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.]
(Buddhism) a priest or monk of Lamaism
[C17: from Tibetan blama]
n., pl. -mas.
a Lamaist monk.
[1645–55; < Tibetan lama (sp. bla ma) a monk of high rank, literally, superior one]
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|Noun||1.||lama - a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism|
Panchen Lama - the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama
|2.||Lama - llamas|
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
domestic llama, Lama peruana - used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco
noun Buddhist priest, Buddhist monk It takes twenty to twenty-five years to qualify as a lama.