lamasery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lamasery a monastery for lamas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lamasery A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lamasery 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lamasery a Tibetan monastery
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 2d Lama
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Tib.

Usage

In literature:

This was the monastery or lamasery we had come so far to see.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
It seemed that of old time there was a Lamasery here, in which dwelt several hundred brethren.
"Ayesha" by H. Rider Haggard
Their astral bodies have departed from them, to be present at the feast of lamps in the holy Lamasery of Rudok in Tibet.
"The Mystery of Cloomber" by Arthur Conan Doyle
She stole carefully down to a side door of the lamasery chapel.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
Huc and Gabet (the lamasery of Kounboum), is occupied by four thousand lamas.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Throughout Tibet and Ladak polyandry works hand in hand with the lamaseries in limiting population.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
AFTER Chanden Sing and I had entered into the Lamasery, the large door, which had been pushed wide open, was immediately closed.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Scattered throughout Tibet are upward of three thousand monasteries, or lamaseries.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
I was glad to have this unique chance of visiting a Lamasery.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Thirty thousand Lamas dwell in the Lamasery itself, or in smaller Lamaseries erected about it.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
At the distance of a li from the Lamasery we found four Lamas, friends of Sandara, who had come to meet us.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Far below on a yellow hillside hung the Kanjut Lamasery above Rinchengong.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
He's come down from the lamasery and renounced Buddhism.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Green-roofed temples and whitewashed lamaseries daily became more numerous.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
They are given to study, and their dwellings, or Lamaseries, often contain large and valuable libraries.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
Before quitting the Lamasery, Khang-Hi endowed it with a yearly revenue for the support of 350 Lamas.
"Cultus Arborum" by Anonymous
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In news:

People know Shangri-la from the 1930s novel Lost Horizon by English writer James Hilton — there was a fictional utopian lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.
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