American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A monastery of lamas.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Buddhist monastery or nunnery in Tibet or Mongolia, presided over by a chief lama, corresponding to a European abbot or abbess. Lamaseries are very numerous, and some contain several thousand inmates.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.
- n. a monastery for lamas
- From French lamaserie, irregular formation from lama. (Wiktionary)
- French lamaserie : lama, lama (from Tibetan bla-ma; see lama) + -serie, dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy, inn, palace). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The matter of discipline in the lamasery is a serious one.”
“[Page 209] 12 This lamasery is also known as Gomba Soma.”
“I may say in passing that the lamasery is rightly located by Mr.W. W. Rockhill in his "Land of the Lamas" and that Capt.”
“The office in the Kumbum lamasery is held for varying periods of time, depending partly on the incumbent's efficiency, but more perhaps on the number of his influential friends.”
“In the absence of the Chinese official the abbot of the lamasery was almost supreme in authority, but my desire to personally interview him did not prevail against the stringent laws forbidding women to enter the lamasery except once, annually, for the purpose of worship; so my conferences were carried on through my Mongol friend, for such he assuredly proved himself to be.”
“He had indeed a greater surprise in store for us than the privilege of paying him a visit, for he told us very cordially that his own home in the lamasery was at our disposal, and bade us move our goods at once to his apartments and take up our abode there until the rebellion was over.”
“Midway in the story the head lama of the Shangri-La "lamasery" tells Conway the story of a Capuchin monk who, traveling from Peking south-west by Lanchow and the Kokonor for some months, accidentally stumbles onto the valley of the Blue Moon where Shangri-La is located.”
“The book clearly states that the "lamasery" of Shangri-La was in Tibet, that the native people were Tibetans, spoke the Tibetan language, practiced Tibetan Buddhism and polyandry, wore sheepskin robes and yak leather boots and believed that they were "descended from monkeys".”
“SHE traveled in Tibet and one day arrived at Doji lamasery.”
“A tale about a Martian woman who discovers scientific anomalies in a Tibetan lamasery, here are the opening lines of “The Wheel of Samsara”:”
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