Panchen Lama

noun
Pan·​chen Lama | \ ˈpän-chən- How to pronounce Panchen Lama (audio) \

Definition of Panchen Lama

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

First Known Use of Panchen Lama

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Panchen Lama

Panchen from Chinese (Beijing) bānchán

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“Panchen Lama.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Panchen%20Lama. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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