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Panchen Lama

  1. Tashi Lama.
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Origin of Panchen Lama

1785–95; panchen < Chinese bānchán, transliteration of Sanskrit paṇḍita; see pundit
Also called Pan·chen Rim·po·che [rim-poh-chey] /rɪmˈpoʊ tʃeɪ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for panchen lama

Panchen Lama

  1. one of the two Grand Lamas of Tibet, ranking below the Dalai LamaAlso called: Tashi Lama
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Word Origin

from Tibetan panchen, literally: great jewel, from the title of the lama (in full: great jewel among scholars)
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