from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Buddhist monk of Tibet or Mongolia.
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- n. A master of Tibetan Buddhism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See llama.
- n. In Tibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A celibate priest or ecclesiastic belonging to that variety of Buddhism known as Lamaism.
- n. A genus of Camelidæ of South America, including the llama, vicugna, alpaca, and guanaco: now called Auchenia.
- n. See llama.
- n. A rich material made in Spain in the fifteenth century, described as a cloth of silver shaded and watered.
- n. A similar stuff of modern manufacture. See lama d'oro, below. Spanish Arts (S. K. Handbook).
- n. In Samoa, the candlenut-tree (Alcurites Moluccana) or its nut. See kukui.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. llamas
- n. a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
The original meaning of the term lama, then, is a highly advanced spiritual teacher.
Lama Zopa was not using the Tibetan word lama in one of its looser meanings as simply a monk or as merely a performer of rituals who has completed three years of intensive meditation practice.
In Sanskrit the word for lama is guru, which literally means heavy in the sense of being possessed of many great qualities leading to altruistic activities.
Mālama is the Hawaiian value of caring and stewardship, and from what I personally know of 800-CEO-READ I am confident that they will be a worthy steward.
Boveda brick, also known as "ladrillo de lama" is made for boveda building and it is a special kind of brick, it's size, ligth weight, and absortion rate is what makes it special for it's use in bovedas.
: Boveda brick, also known as "ladrillo de lama" is made for boveda building and it is a special kind of brick, it's size, ligth weight, and absortion rate is what makes it special for it's use in bovedas.
Because of this diversity, the word lama gradually acquired other meanings.
Another common use of the word lama is in reference to reincarnate lamas, tulkus.
Also, I should point out that the way the word lama is used varies from one Tibetan tradition to the next.
‘Did they wound thee, chela?’ called the lama above him.