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[bik-shoo-nee] /ˈbɪk ʃu ni/
noun, Buddhism.
a female bhikshu; nun.
Also, bhikkuni
[bik-oo-nee] /ˈbɪk u ni/ (Show IPA)
Origin of bhikshuni
< Sanskrit bhikṣuṇī (> Pali bhikkhuṇī) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the place where the bhikshuni Utpala was the first to do reverence to Buddha, a tope has now been built.

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