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bhikshuni

[bik-shoo-nee]
noun Buddhism.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

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

    Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

    Fa-Hsien