Bhikshuni, aka: Bhikṣuṇī; 1 Definition(s)


Bhikshuni means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Bhikṣuṇī can be transliterated into English as Bhiksuni or Bhikshuni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Bhikshuni in Buddhism glossaries]

Bhikṣuṇī (भिक्षुणी) is a Sanskrit word referring to a Buddhist female nun. The male monk is called a bhikkhu.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Buddhism

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