Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The traditional temporal head of the dominant sect of Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia, revered by Tibetan Buddhists as the living incarnation of the bodhisattva of compassion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the two lama-popes of Tibet and Mongolia (his fellow-pope being the tesho-lama), each supreme in his own district.

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  • noun The supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, believed to be an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, and considered the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun chief lama and once ruler of Tibet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Tibetan : Mongolian dalai, ocean + Tibetan bla-ma, monk (so called because he is known as the ocean of compassion); see lama.]

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From Mongolian далай (dalai, "ocean") + Tibetan བླ་མ (bla-ma, "lama").

Examples

  • Fortunately, this policy and these practices will fail to accomplish their aim, just as the intense and violent Maoist campaign of "thought-reform" brainwashing and cultural destruction from 1959 to 1979 failed to eradicate the Buddha Dharma and the love of the Dalai Lama from the Tibetan heart.

    China Is Attempting to Wipe Out Buddhism

  • Fortunately, this policy and these practices will fail to accomplish their aim, just as the intense and violent Maoist campaign of "thought-reform" brainwashing and cultural destruction from 1959 to 1979 failed to eradicate the Buddha Dharma and the love of the Dalai Lama from the Tibetan heart.

    Robert Thurman: China Is Attempting to Wipe Out Buddhism

  • This is the origin of the name Dalai Lama by which the Tibetan pontiff is commonly known to Europeans.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

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