Lamasery definition

lämə-sĕrē
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In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.
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A monastery of lamas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lamasery
Plural:
lamaseries

Origin of lamasery

  • French lamaserie lama lama (from Tibetan bla-ma lama) -serie dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy inn, palace terə-2 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From French lamaserie, irregular formation from lama.

    From Wiktionary