Definition of

Lama

  1. (noun, animal) llamas
  2. (noun, person) a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism

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Synonyms of Lama

genus lama

Alternate forms of Lama

Hyponyms: dalai lama, grand lama, panchen lama

Hypernyms: mammal genus, non-christian priest, priest

Origin of the word Lama

  1. "Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1654, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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