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noun Buddhism.
  1. a monk.
  2. any of the first disciples of Buddha.
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Also bhik·ku [bik-oo] /ˈbɪk u/.

Origin of bhikshu

1805–15; < Sanskrit bhikṣú (> Pali bhikkhu)
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Historical Examples of bhikshu

  • A Bhikshu, restrained in all things, is freed from all pain.

    The Dhammapada


  • 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.

  • The Çudra and even the Chandala received the initiation of the Bhikshu.

  • Then bowing at the Bhikshu's feet, with grateful mien, he wended homewards.