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I asked my interpreter not to lose a single word of what the lama told me.

Our religion is called the Lamaic one—from the word 'lama,' superior.

After a while a Lama came in with a smiling face and said he had good news to give me.

The Lama shrunk up inside his coat and looked at me with fear.

The Lama was silent and afterwards, as though answering my thoughts, continued.

They have a great number of monks and priests, each of whom is called a Lama.

I suggested that either one of the Coe lads or Lama should go with him, to which he said "Bosh!"

We next had a visit from a Lama, who appeared civil and intelligent.

The wounded Lama, with his head bandaged up, was among them.

We arrived at Lama Chokten, a pass protected by a Tibetan guard.

WORD ORIGIN

"Buddhist priest of Mongolia or Tibet," 1650s, from Tibetan blama "chief, high priest," with silent b-. Related: Lamasery.

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