Definition of bhikkhuni in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈko͞onē/

Entry from US English dictionary


historical A member of an order of Theravada Buddhist nuns.
Example sentences
  • Now it is a women's temple where between ten and twenty bhikkhunis live.
  • Women had more freedom and independence within the order of bhikkhunis than anywhere else in society.
  • Likewise, the bhikkhuni order never made the demanding passage across the Himalayas into Tibet.



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Syllabification: bhik·khu·ni

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