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Panchen Lama

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noun Pan·chen Lama \ˈpän-chən-\

Definition of Panchen Lama

  1. :  the lama who is the chief spiritual adviser of the Dalai Lama



Origin of panchen lama

Panchen from Chinese (Beijing) bānchán


First Known Use: 1794


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