Tibetian Buddhist title of respect, 1763, abbreviation of pandi-tachen-po, literally "great learned one."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for panchen
Isabel Hilton is the author of The Search for the Panchen Lama.Obama Stands Up to China
February 16, 2010
They said: “The Panchen Rinpoche begs you to partake of these.”Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)