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lamasery

[lah-muh-ser-ee]
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noun, plural la·ma·ser·ies.
  1. a monastery of lamas.
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Origin of lamasery

First recorded in 1865–70, lamasery is from the French word lamaserie.
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Examples from the Web for lamasery

Historical Examples

  • I was glad to have this unique chance of visiting a Lamasery.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor

  • They enter the Lamasery when young, and remain students for many years.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor

  • This was the monastery or lamasery we had come so far to see.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • We traversed the Lamasery from one end to the other, along the chief streets.

  • He talked on as they forsook the crowded street for a quarter close to the lamasery.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey


British Dictionary definitions for lamasery

lamasery

noun plural -series
  1. a monastery of lamas
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Word Origin

C19: from French lamaserie, from lama + French -serie, from Persian serāī palace
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