Lama

La"ma

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