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prayer flag

[prair] /prɛər/
noun
1.
a flag stamped with printed prayers, used by Himalayan Buddhists, who believe that its fluttering sends out the prayers inscribed on it.
Origin of prayer flag
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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Contemporary definitions for prayer flag
noun

in Buddhism, a flag on which prayers are inscribed

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