lamasery

noun /ləˈmɑːsəɹi/
A monastery for lamas in Tibet and Mongolia.

purposeful melody, reminding veterans of duty on the Himalayan station, of transmundane melody performed upon ancient horns fashioned from the thigh-bones of long-departed priests, in wind-beaten lamaseries miles above the level of a sea at this distance belonging more to legend than geography.


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  • Lamasery — La ma*ser*y, n. [See 2d {Lama}.] A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamasery — [lä′mə ser΄ē] n. pl. lamaseries a monastery of lamas …   English World dictionary

  • lamasery — noun (plural series) Etymology: French lamaserie, irregular from lama + erie ery Date: 1849 a monastery of lamas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lamasery — /lah meuh ser ee/, n., pl. lamaseries. a monastery of lamas. [1865 70; < F lamaserie.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamasery — la·ma·ser·y || lɑːmÉ™sÉ™rɪ n. monastery of lamas (in Tibet and Mongolia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lamasery — [ lα:məs(ə)ri, lə mα:s(ə)ri] noun (plural lamaseries) a monastery of lamas …   English new terms dictionary

  • lamasery — la·ma·sery …   English syllables

  • lamasery — la•ma•ser•y [[t]ˈlɑ məˌsɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ser•ies ear a monastery of lamas • Etymology: 1865–70; < F lamaserie. See lama, serai …   From formal English to slang

  • lamasery — /ˈlaməsəri/ (say lahmuhsuhree) noun (plural lamaseries) (in Tibet (Xizang AR), Mongolia, etc.) a monastery of lamas. {French lamaserie} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamasery — n. (pl. ies) a monastery of lamas. Etymology: F lamaserie irreg. f. lama LAMA …   Useful english dictionary

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