prayer flag


Definition of prayer flag

: a flag on which a Buddhist prayer is printed that is flown in the belief that the prayer is wafted continuously as the flag flutters in the breeze

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First Known Use of prayer flag

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Prayer flag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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