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Lamaism

[lah-muh-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia, a Mahayana form including non-Buddhist Indian elements as well as elements of the preexisting Bön shamanism.

Origin of Lamaism

First recorded in 1810–20; lama + -ism
Related formsLa·ma·ist, nounLa·ma·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lamaism

Historical Examples

  • The personality of the Living Buddha is double, just as everything in Lamaism is double.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • But we have indeed, discovered that Lamaism has absorbed many of its elements.

  • Lamaism, a corrupt form of Buddhism, i. 312; founder of, 312; ii.

  • He is also responsible for the re-introduction of Lamaism into Mongolia .

  • Lamaism probably entered the country at this time, if not earlier.


British Dictionary definitions for lamaism

Lamaism

noun
  1. the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and MongoliaSee also Dalai Lama
Derived FormsLamaist, noun, adjectiveLamaistic, adjective
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