- (formerly) the ruler and chief monk of Tibet, believed to be a reincarnation of Avalokitesvara and sought for among newborn children after the death of the preceding Dalai Lama.
Origin of Dalai Lama
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Historical Examples of dalai lama
After his death, this title was given to the Dalai-Lama of Thibet.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
The Dalai-Lama is evidently an energetic and well-intentioned man.
Dalai-Lama, chief priest of Lamaism, reverenced as a living incarnation of deity, always present on earth in him.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
The present Dalai-Lama has now, at the age of twenty-one or twenty-two, attained his majority.
This could only be done by addressing themselves to the great head of their religion, the Dalai-Lama of Tibet.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers
Thomas De Quincey
- (until 1959) the chief lama and ruler of Tibet
- born 1935, the 14th holder of this office (1940), who fled to India (1959): Nobel peace prize 1989
Word Origin for Dalai Lama
literally "the Ocean Lama," from Mongolian dalai "ocean" + lama.