- a monk.
- any of the first disciples of Buddha.
Also bhik·ku [bik-oo] /ˈbɪk u/.
Origin of bhikshu
1805–15; < Sanskrit bhikṣú (> Pali bhikkhu)
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Examples from the Web for bhikshu
A Bhikshu, restrained in all things, is freed from all pain.
Bhikshu, be not confident as long as thou hast not attained the extinction of desires.
There was a look of joyful satisfaction, however, in the bhikshu's countenance.Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms
The Çudra and even the Chandala received the initiation of the Bhikshu.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
Then bowing at the Bhikshu's feet, with grateful mien, he wended homewards.Sacred Books of the East