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lamasery

[ lah-muh-ser-ee ]
/ ˈlɑ məˌsɛr i /
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noun, plural la·ma·ser·ies.

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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lamasery
/ (ˈlɑːməsərɪ) /

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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