There are at least 3 different ways of referring to what is usually translated in English as “sentient being”.
སེམས་་ཆན་ – where སེམས means mind, consciousness, continuum (phonetics: sems chen)
སྲོག་ཆགས་་- where སྲོག་ mean life force or vitality and ཆགས means attachment, desire, craving, greed; together the term means living being (phonetics: sok chak)
འགྲོ་བ -the verb འགྲོ means to go; here the term refers to a being who goes, transmigrates, wanders, travels. (phonetics: dro wa)
source: Tibetan & Himalayan Library