or La·sa, Las·sa
Definition for lhasa (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lhasa
Once, she called home all excited about her new Lhasa apso—a $500 dog!The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any cars coming from Lhasa are immediately stopped and searched," says one local, "What have we done to deserve this?Tibetan Buddhist Self-Immolation Suicides Go Viral|Melinda Liu|March 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had a ferocious temper, growing so angry at times his body shook as he stood on the shiny floor of his winter palace in Lhasa.
From the western Tibetan town of Ngari, I was taken to Lhasa, where I was thrown into a detention camp.
Thus spra (monkey) is now pronounced deu in the Lhasa dialect, but still streu-go in that of the province of Kham.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
Perhaps they already knew that we came from my headquarters, and they might even send a warning to Lhasa.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
But it was quite expected that the obstinacy of the Tibetans would make it necessary to push on to Lhasa.
These proved to be the Lhasa Depon, accompanied by an influential Lama and a small escort armed with modern rifles.
He was apparently appointed from Lhasa and was responsible for all the revenues and financial dealings of the monastery.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
British Dictionary definitions for lhasa (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for lhasa (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for lhasa
said to be a corruption in Chinese or Arabic of Bod, indigenous name, of unknown origin. As an adjective in English, Tibetian is older (1747) but Tibetan (1822) is now the usual word.