lamasery

[lah-muh-ser-ee]

noun, plural la·ma·ser·ies.

a monastery of lamas.

Nearby words

  1. lamarck,
  2. lamarckian,
  3. lamarckism,
  4. lamartine,
  5. lamas,
  6. lamaze,
  7. lamaze method,
  8. lamb,
  9. lamb down,
  10. lamb of god

Origin of lamasery

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lamasery

lamasery

noun plural -series

a monastery of lamas

Word Origin for lamasery

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

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