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

  • n. One of Tibet's two grand lamas, the other being the Dalai Lama.

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  • n. The second-highest ranking lama of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, after the Dalai Lama.

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  • n. the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama

Etymologies

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

Tibetan : paṇchen, great scholar (Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, scholar; see pundit + Tibetan chen-po, great) + Tibetan bla-ma, monk; see lama.

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Tibetan པན་ཆེན་བླ་མ (Pan-chen Bla-ma). From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍita, "scholar") + Tibetan ཆེན་པོ (chenpo, "big") + Tibetan བླ་མ (bla-ma)

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