Dalai Lama

noun
Da·​lai La·​ma | \ ˌdä-lī-ˈlä-mə How to pronounce Dalai Lama (audio) , ˌdä-lā-, ˌda- \

Definition of Dalai Lama

: the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism

First Known Use of Dalai Lama

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dalai Lama

Mongolian dalai ocean

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“Dalai Lama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dalai%20Lama. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Dalai Lama biographical name

Da·​lai La·​ma | \ ˈdä-ˌlī-ˈlä-mə How to pronounce Dalai Lama (audio) \

Definition of Dalai Lama

1935–     Tenzin Gyatso Tibetan religious and political leader

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