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Panchen Lama

[pahn-chen] /ˈpɑn tʃɛn/
Also called Panchen Rimpoche
[rim-poh-chey] /rɪmˈpoʊ tʃeɪ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Panchen Lama
1785-95; panchen < Chinese bānchán, transliteration of Sanskrit paṇḍita; see pundit Unabridged
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Panchen Lama

one of the two Grand Lamas of Tibet, ranking below the Dalai Lama Also called Tashi Lama
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from Tibetan panchen, literally: great jewel, from the title of the lama (in full: great jewel among scholars)
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