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bhikkhu

Syllabification: bhik·khu
Pronunciation: /ˈbiko͞o
 
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Definition of bhikkhu in English:

noun

A Theravada Buddhist monk.
Example sentences
  • He understands that laypeople can practise the Dhamma, but he, as a bhikkhu, has many tasks to do which make it difficult to practise.
  • At the same time, we should keep an eye open for capable bhikkhus enrolled in these programmes who display the qualities needed to propagate the Dhamma in the West.
  • One bhikkhu recounted how one day he was following a line of practitioners of various Buddhist traditions and noticed a lady was handing items to everyone.

Origin

Pali.

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