a priest or monk in Lamaism
Origin of lamaTibetan blama (with silent b), a chief, high priest
In Tibetan Buddhism, one who is a religious teacher or is in a position of authority in a monastic community.
Origin of lamaTibetan bla-ma, perhaps from bla, high, soul.
From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla-ma).
- Alternative form of llama.