Definition of Prayer wheel

1. Noun. A cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet.

Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prayer Wheel

pray to the porcelain god
praya
prayed
prayer
prayer beads
prayer book
prayer books
prayer mat
prayer mats
prayer meeting
prayer rope
prayer rug
prayer rugs
prayer service
prayer shawl
prayer wheel (current term)
prayerbook
prayerbooks
prayerful
prayerfully
prayerfulness
prayerfulnesses
prayerless
prayerlessly
prayerlessness
prayerlike
prayermat
prayermats
prayers
prayest

Literary usage of Prayer wheel

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1. Things Indian: Being Discursive Notes on Various Subjects Connected with India by William Crooke (1906)
"PRAYER-WHEEL.—This is the European name for the curious device employed by the Buddhists of the Himalaya. It generally consists of a cylinder revolved by ..."

2. Things Indian: Being Discursive Notes on Various Subjects Connected with India by William Crooke (1906)
"PRAYER-WHEEL.—This is the European name for the curious device employed by the Buddhists of the Himalaya. It generally consists of a cylinder revolved by ..."

3. The Pamirs: Being a Narrative of a Year's Expedition on Horseback and on by Charles Adolphus Murray Dunmore (1893)
"... Bridge and Port—Brilliant Receptions— Naib Wazir of Ladak — Buddhist Prayer Wheel — Ovis ... prayer wheel ..."

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