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Grand Lama

noun
1.
the chief monk and ruler of Tibet: called the Dalai Lama since the middle of the 17th century.
Origin of Grand Lama
1930-1935
1930-35
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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

noun
1.
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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