bhikkhu

Main Entry:  bhikkhu
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a Buddhist monk or layperson who has taken a vow to lead a life of virtue; a Buddhist religious devotee; also written bhikku, also called bhikkhuni (female), bhikshu
Example:  Bhikkhus often obey the rules of conduct in the Vinaya.
Etymology:  1811 < Sanskrit 'beggar'
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