Bhikshuni, aka: Bhikṣuṇī; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Bhikṣuṇī (भिक्षुणी).—(= Pali bhikkhunī), nun: common every-where, e.g. Mvy 8447—8; 8718; LV 89.7; 161.9; Mv iii.49.10 ff.; Divy 160.7; 202.14; 552.8 ff.; Av ii.11.2 ff.; Bhīk 3a.1 etc.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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