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Grand Lama

the chief monk and ruler of Tibet: called the Dalai Lama since the middle of the 17th century.
Origin of Grand Lama
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Even more, he was like the Grand Lama, almost an object of worship.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • The fourth Grand Lama, a Mongolian, is buried within the precincts.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The Grand Lama rose, his yellow vestments shimmering faintly in the cathedral-dusk.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • I wonder whether he will live to be a Grand Lama or a popular Minister.

    Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope
  • On one of them is seen the impression of the foot of the above-named Grand Lama.

  • Immediately on my arrival I begged for an audience with the Grand Lama, but he has not even condescended to give me an answer.

  • We desired nothing better, for the Grand Lama of Kounboum was a great object of curiosity with us.

  • All the musicians wear yellow mitres somewhat like the mitre of the Grand Lama.

  • It is as difficult to get you here as if you were the Grand Lama of Thibet.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
  • To us they intimated a long wait, and therefore we went to the tomb of the Grand Lama, and I drew the handsome portal.

British Dictionary definitions for Grand Lama

Grand Lama

either of two high priests of Lamaism, the Dalai Lama or the Panchen Lama
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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