Recent Examples of lama from the Web
Atop a hill, a growling chain saw drowned out loudspeakers broadcasting a lama’s chants from a nearby temple.
Bogle found a medieval Buddhist land ruled by a Druk Desi (a prime minister) and by a hereditary lama known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche—who could be reincarnated as three separate entities.
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Origin and Etymology of lama
First Known Use: 1654See Words from the same year
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Definition of lama for English Language Learners
: a Buddhist priest of Tibet or Mongolia
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