- a monastery of lamas.
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
I was glad to have this unique chance of visiting a Lamasery.
They enter the Lamasery when young, and remain students for many years.
This was the monastery or lamasery we had come so far to see.Hilda Wade
We traversed the Lamasery from one end to the other, along the chief streets.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
He talked on as they forsook the crowded street for a quarter close to the lamasery.Caravans By Night
- a monastery of lamas
C19: from French lamaserie, from lama + French -serie, from Persian serāī palace
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