|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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