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Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist monk
Not to be confused with:
llama – an animal with soft woolly fleece
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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.]
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(Buddhism) a priest or monk of Lamaism
[C17: from Tibetan blama]
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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
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noun Buddhist priest, Buddhist monk It takes twenty to twenty-five years to qualify as a lama.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
lama[ˈlɑːmə] N → lama m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
lama[ˈlɑːmə] n → lama m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Rel) → Lama m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lama[ˈlɑːmə] n (Rel) → lama m inv
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