Lama

among the Mongols, means the priestly order. Hence the religion of the Mongols and Calmucs is termed Lamaism. The Grand Lamas wear yellow caps, the subordinate Lamas red caps. (See Grandlama.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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