Definition of Nyingma in US English:

Nyingma

(also 'Nyingma, rNyingma, Nying-ma)

adjective

Buddhism
  • Of, relating to, or designating a Buddhist lineage which is believed to be the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

noun

Buddhism
  • A Buddhist lineage, believed to be the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lawrence Waddell (1854–1938), army medical officer and orientalist. From Tibetan rñin̂-ma old, ancient.

Pronunciation

Nyingma

/ˈnjɪŋmɑː/