bhik·​shu | \ ˈbik-shə \
plural -s

Definition of bhikshu

: a Hindu or Buddhist monk or religious mendicant

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First Known Use of bhikshu

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bhikshu

Sanskrit bhikṣu, from bhikṣate he desires, begs, desiderative of bhajati he grants, allots

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“Bhikshu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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