bhikkhu

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Transliteration of Pali bhikkhu (beggar, Buddhist monk), from Sanskrit भिक्षु (bhikṣu, mendicant).

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bhikkhu (plural bhikkhus)

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

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Pali[edit]

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Inherited from Sanskrit भिक्षु (bhikṣu). Related to bhikkhati, bhikkhā. Cognate with Prakrit 𑀪𑀺𑀓𑁆𑀔𑀼 (bhikkhu).

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bhikkhu m (feminine bhikkhunī)

  1. a beggar (one who begs)
  2. a Buddhist monk

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