bhikshu

noun bhik·shu \ˈbik-shə\

Definition of bhikshu

plural

-s

  1. :  a Hindu or Buddhist monk or religious mendicant

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Origin and Etymology of bhikshu

Sanskrit bhikṣu, from bhikṣate he desires, begs, desiderative of bhajati he grants, allots — more at baksheesh


First Known Use: 1811


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