prayer flag

[ prair ]
/ prɛər /

noun

a flag stamped with printed prayers, used by Himalayan Buddhists, who believe that its fluttering sends out the prayers inscribed on it.

Nearby words

  1. pray,
  2. pray-in,
  3. prayer,
  4. prayer beads,
  5. prayer book,
  6. prayer meeting,
  7. prayer of manasses,
  8. prayer plant,
  9. prayer rug,
  10. prayer shawl

Origin of prayer flag

First recorded in 1880–85

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