Lama


Lama
Lama La"ma, n. [Tibet. blama (pronounced l["a]"ma) a chief, a high priest.] In Tibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism. [1913 Webster]

{The Grand Lama}, or {Dalai Lama} [lit., Ocean Lama], the supreme pontiff in the lamaistic hierarchy. Until the Chinese occupied Tibet he resided in Lhasa, but now (1998) is in exile. See {Lamaism}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.