Lama meaning

lämə
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In Tibetan Buddhism, one who is a religious teacher or is in a position of authority in a monastic community.
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A priest or monk in Lamaism.
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A master of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Alternative form of llama.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Lamini — the llama and the guanaco.
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(Local Automatic Message Accounting) See AMA.
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Origin of lama

  • Tibetan bla-ma perhaps from bla high, soul

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Spanish llama (“domesticated llama”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Tibetan བླ་མ (bla-ma).

    From Wiktionary