Definition of Lamaism

1. Noun. A Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism.

Exact synonyms: Tibetan Buddhism
Generic synonyms: Buddhism
Geographical relationships: Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang
Derivative terms: Lamaist



Definition of Lamaism

1. n. A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Thibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama.

Definition of Lamaism

1. Noun. (archaic) Tibetan Buddhism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamaism

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lallygags
lalo
lalochezia
lalognosis
laloplegia
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lam into
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lamage
lamaic
lamaism (current term)
lamaist
lamaists
lamalginite
lamalginites
lamantin
lamantins
lamarckian theory
lamarckianism
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lamas
lamaseries
lamasery
lamb
lamb's-quarter

Literary usage of Lamaism

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1. Sectarianism and Religious Persecution in China: A Page in the History of by Jan Jakob Maria Groot (1903)
"RESCRIPTS REGARDING lamaism. Since antipathy to Buddhism is in China a main spring in legislation on religion, the government ..."

2. Christ, and Other Masters: An Historical Inquiry Into Some of the Chief by Charles Hardwick (1874)
"Coincidences between lamaism and Medieval Christianity. Mr. HT Prinsep, in his recent work on Tibet, Tartary, and Mongolia, 2nd ed. Lond. ..."

3. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"Na-nang-ye-she (teacher of lamaism), ii. 33. Napil-para, i. 56. ... Nub - chen - nam - kar - ning - po (teacher of lamaism), ii. 33. ..."

4. Portuguese Discoveries, Dependencies and Missions in Asia and Africa by Alexander James Donald D'Orsey (1893)
"Historical—Changes in Primitive Buddhism leading to lamaism—Rise, Development, and Spread of lamaism—The Sects of lamaism. Doctrinal—Metaphysical Sources ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"... of this people here obtained for the first time a determinate shaping, in the form of lamaism, the creation of a hierarchy which sprang out of Buddhism. ..."

6. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Existence of lamaism, Mohammedanism, and Romanism there, an Argument for Protestant Missions.—Peking being the political and literary Centre of the Empire, ..."

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