ภิกษุ

ThaiEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

Alternative forms

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit भिक्षु (bhikṣu, beggar), referring to a priest that begs for alms; perhaps via Angkorian Old Khmer bhikṣu (Buddhist monk).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicภิกษุ
bʰ i k ʂ u
Phonemicพิก-สุ
b i k – s u
RomanizationPaiboonpík-sù
Royal Institutephik-su
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰik̚˦˥.suʔ˨˩/

NounEdit

ภิกษุ (pík-sù) (classifier ตน or รูป or องค์)

  1. (Buddhism) (พระ~) bhikṣu: ordained male who observes 227 precepts, as opposed to สามเณร (sǎam-má-neen) who merely observes 10 precepts.

Usage notesEdit

  • The classifier ตน (dton) is archaic.
  • The classifier รูป (rûup) is formal.
  • The classifier องค์ (ong) is now considered colloquial.

SynonymsEdit

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feminine forms