la·​ma·​sery ˈlä-mə-ˌser-ē How to pronounce lamasery (audio)
plural lamaseries
: a monastery of lamas

Examples of lamasery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His sister is a smart square peg who took off running at the end of Season 3; in the new season, the family is trying to find her, a trip that takes them to a Tibetan lamasery, down South American rivers and onto a Japanese game show. Robert Lloyd,, 8 July 2019

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Word History


French lamaserie, irregular from lama + -erie -ery

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamasery was in 1849

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“Lamasery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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la·​ma·​sery ˈläm-ə-ˌser-ē How to pronounce lamasery (audio)
plural lamaseries
: a monastery of lamas

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