Dalai Lama

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

Definition of Dalai Lama

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: the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism

Dalai Lama

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

Definition of Dalai Lama (Entry 2 of 2)

1935–     Tenzin Gyatso Tibetan religious and political leader

First Known Use of Dalai Lama

Noun

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dalai Lama

Noun

Mongolian dalai ocean

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“Dalai Lama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dalai%20Lama. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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Dalai Lama

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Dalai Lama

: the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism

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