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  1. Thank you, Bear. For posting the film and for the shout out. 🙂

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    • I was once gifted the name Thering Wangmo. 🙂

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      • May I ask how your name ‘translates’ into English? Or is that pushing a boundary? If so, I withdraw the question.

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        • Can’t exactly: The Ring Wang Mo = ཋེ་ རིང་ ཝང་ མོ་

          http://www.thlib.org/reference/dictionaries/tibetan-dictionary/index.php

          རིང་ JH-ENG long; length; distant
          JH-OE {C}many; all; very much; broad; vast; large; far distant; extensive; extend far; far; distance
          JH-SKT {C,MSA}dIrgha; {C,MSA}dUra; {MSA}vidUra; {C}vidUri; {C}Ayata; {C}pRthu
          OT [2693] skabs/ … las ka byed ring/ … tshogs ‘du ‘tshogs ring/ … las khungs grol shul gyi ring/ …
          DM pur ram ro. Btsan-lha.
          JV “when” connective, during, always keeps one far from
          IW extensive, long, while, during, when [comp ring po]
          RY extensive, long; far away

          མོ་ JH-ENG (1) female; woman; wife; feminine particle; she (2) particle indicating the end of a statement
          JH-SKT {LCh,MSA}strI
          OT [2106] … 2) khas ldad rgyag tshul/ …. [2118] 1 … .1) phywa/ … mo rgyag mkhan gyis mo ma btab gong du bden pa bdar khul gyis mi la mgo skor gtong ba/ … mo mkhan gyis mo phywa bzang ‘tshub sna tshogs bshad pa nas rdzun gtam bzo ba/ … 2) mo mtshon par byed pa’i bdag sgra zhig … gnas mo/ … bya mo/ … 2. ma mthar sbyar rgyu slar bsdu’i phrad cig … ma/ … bden pa gnyis ni kun rdzob dang don dam mo/ … 3.ming mthar ‘jug pa’i ming gi cha shas shig … dus yun ring mo/ … slob grwa chen mo/ … ltad mo/ … nub mo/ …
          JV casting dice, woman, lot, (feminine gender indicator), divination, prophecy, female, she, she, divination, SA lde’u ‘phrul, phywa mo
          IW 1) auspicious, mo divination [mo rgyag mkhan gyis mo ma btab gong du bden pa bdar khul gyis mi la mgo skor gtong ba; 2) femine showing particle [bya mo]; 3) terminative after MA; 4) noun forming particle [ring mo, chen mo,//ltad mo,//nub mo]. 1) auspicious, mo divination/ prophesy [R]; 2) feminine particle, female, woman, she [R]; 3) terminative after MA; 4) noun forming particle [R]; 5) is [don ci mo: what is the meaning]. 1) auspicious, mo divination/ prophesy; 2) feminine particle, female, woman, she; 3) terminative after MA; 4) noun forming particle; 5) is
          RB lady of . . .
          RY the girl. lady, female, woman. 2) divination, prophecy

          ཋེ་ is partly a sound to give context meaning. ཝང་ also has meaning, but was not in available in this tool.

          My language instructor had a HUGE dictionary, about 14″x16″x 10″ teeny print, thin paper, and we had the help of the one who bestowed this name …. yet we could only come close. 🙂

          Roughly translates to : Long Life Powerful Woman , but with context nuance.

          At that same time the language instructor’s wife (an acupuncturist) was gifted a name which we were delighted to learn was very close to: Eternal Life Goddess.

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