bhikshuni

bhikshuni

[bik-shoo-nee]
noun Buddhism.
a female bhikshu; nun.
Also, bhikkuni [bik-oo-nee] .


Origin:
< Sanskrit bhikṣuṇī (> Pali bhikkhuṇī)

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