Etymology
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Lhasa

capital of Tibet, Tibetan, literally "city of the gods," from lha "god" + sa "city." The Lhasa apso type of dog is so called from 1935 in English, from Tibetan, literally "Lhasa terrier." Earlier name in English was Lhasa terrier (1894).

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Definitions of Lhasa

Lhasa (n.)
the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers;
Synonyms: Lassa / capital of Tibet / Forbidden City
Lhasa (n.)
a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs;
Synonyms: Lhasa apso
From wordnet.princeton.edu