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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

  • We know that the Bhikshus had to support each other mutually in this work.

    The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)

    Max Duncker

  • Thus Buddha, for the Bhikshus' sake, explained the law in various ways.

  • The Bhikshus after having begged their food, likewise went back to the bamboo grove.

  • When you have cut down both the forest (of lust) and its undergrowth, then, Bhikshus, you will be rid of the forest and free!

  • He seems to say that it is right for the laity to make an offering of their bodies by burning but not for Bhikshus.