bhikshuni

[ bik-shoo-nee ]
/ ˈbɪk ʃu ni /

noun Buddhism.

a female bhikshu; nun.

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Also bhik·ku·ni [bik-oo-nee] /ˈbɪk u ni/.

Origin of bhikshuni

< Sanskrit bhikṣuṇī (> Pali bhikkhuṇī)

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Example sentences from the Web for bhikshuni

  • At the place where the bhikshuni Utpala was the first to do reverence to Buddha, a tope has now been built.