Definition of bhikkhu in English:

bhikkhu

Line breaks: bhik|khu
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪkuː
 
/
(also bhikku)

noun

  • A Buddhist monk or devotee.
    More 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, from Sanskrit bhikṣú 'beg'.

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