bhikkhu

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Alternative formsEdit

  • bhikku, bikkhu, bhikshu
  • bhikkhuni (feminine - a Buddhist nun)
  • bhikshuni (feminine - a Buddhist nun)

EtymologyEdit

From the Pali, meaning a "beggar."

NounEdit

bhikkhu (plural bhikkhus)

  1. A Buddhist monk or priest; one who follows all Buddhist precepts as a full member of the sangha.

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 13:36